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101 Collins Street, Melbourne

101 Collins Street represented a challenge to the designers and builders. This prestigious site in the heart of Melbourne called for a large and impressive structure. This was certainly delivered.

At 260 metres high, with a 70 metre spire, 101 Collins Street is the 4th tallest building in Australia. The 56 storey tower was the first skyscraper in Australia to be completely clad in granite and glass. The unique column free design allows for 360° views and flexible office layout opportunities. The innovative design incorporates glass buttresses on the four sides of the building. The overall result is a distinctive, polished and glossy look, reminiscent of New York's art deco style skyscrapers.

This $230 million building was completed by Grocon in 1990 and was the first building in Australia to initiate the core-and-shell system, in which floors were partly finished, allowing major tenants to specify their fitout requirements. In fact the jumpform used at 101 Collins Street set a new record for completion of a central core in Melbourne – all floors were built in 257.6 working days.

Today this prestigious building in Melbourne's corporate centre has tightly held tenancies.

Grollo Property

  • 260 metres tall including spire

  • column free design allows for flexible office layout

  • unique glass buttresses

  • 56 floors

  • 83,000 m2 rentable space

  • Value: $230 million

  • Floor to ceiling height 2.77 metres

  • 414 underground car park spacesnd car park spaces