Commodities giant Rio Tinto expects to welcome back 1200 employees to its newly renovated office in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, which has been designed for a hybrid workforce.
The Midtown Centre location, which officially opened on 24 May 2021, was built by joining and repurposing two old Queensland government buildings – Forestry House and Health House – into one office tower to create oversized floors.
“It’s not just a new building, it’s part of our new journey to a new culture. We want to make an environment where people want to come to work, where people actually want to connect”.
In an architectural first in Australia, the Midtown Centre was developed through the amalgamation of two existing office buildings into a high quality A Grade commercial office building; that is setting Australia’s new benchmark for asset re-purposing, sustainability, health and wellness.
The Darlinghurst Collection
Oxford Street will be dramatically transformed under a City of Sydney plan to turn the strip into a massive cultural and creative precinct, raising building heights and opening it to hundreds of millions of dollars of development.
“We’re breathing new life into the fabulous strip with innovative controls to support growth and diversity, protect heritage and character and promote both day and night-time economies – all while ensuring the development of cultural space, such as new basement bars and space for creatives” (Lord mayor Clover Moore).
310 Ann Street
Brisbane has emerged as the country’s hottest CBD office investment and development market with more than $1 billion in transactions expected to close through the first six months of 2021.
“We’re pretty well poised with major infrastructure like Cross River Rail, and also now with the Olympics potentially coming, there’s a lot of activity in Brisbane.” (Justin Bond, Knight Frank).
The $700 million Midtown Centre refurbishment will link Mary and Charlotte streets with a laneway and is expected to open in mid-2021.
“We have been able to recycle the buildings, build seven levels on top and create a brand new building for the Brisbane CBD, including a new laneway on the ground floor. We have been able to salvage all of the concrete and steel that was in the original construction”.
The Darlinghurst Collection
AsheMorgan and our development partner TOGA Group have submitted a development application for the redevelopment of our mixed-use precinct on Oxford Street, to create 7,600 square metres of commercial floor space, a 75-room boutique hotel, and laneway retail space. Another 1,600 square metres of cultural and creative spaces will be developed.
“Our concept is to create a carefully crafted interplay between the beautiful turn-of-the-century heritage buildings and a new dynamic series of glass and metal forms that hover above”.
The District Docklands
AsheMorgan is very excited to be partnering with Nesuto as part of the continued investment in infrastructure and the regeneration of The District Docklands, as we strive for a complete offering that attracts both leisure and corporate visitors.
Midtown Centre, an elegant, glass-encased new 26-office tower, recently topped out in Brisbane, Australia’s central business district. And with the exception of those intimate with the area, most passersby might never realize that the single building was, not long ago, a pair of outdated, 1970s-era governmental high-rises that have been fused together in what’s been described as a first-of-it’s kind project for Australia.
In what is believed to be an Australian architectural first, two 1970’s office towers in Brisbane’s city centre are getting a new lease of life.
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, joined Hutchies for a tour of Midtown Centre in Brisbane’s CBD.