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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Quarter

Melbourne Quarter comprises three next-generation commercial towers, two residential apartment towers, and a diverse mix of retail. Once fully complete, the precinct will comprise 152,000sqm of commercial space including 5,000sqm retail space.

Project at a glance

Melbourne Quarter

Melbourne, Australia

Completion Date

Project Categories
Development Construction, Urban Regeneration, Digital

Delivery/Expertise aspects
Building Construction, Retail
Estimated Value
$2.9 billion total estimated development end value

As at 30 Jun 2022. Estimated project value, details and completion date reported in Lendlease Full Year Results, 30 June 2022. Figures in AUD.

Project vision

Our vision for Melbourne Quarter (MQ) is to establish a connected place where innovation and businesses thrive, visitors are welcome, and residents feel at home.

The precinct has one of Melbourne’s largest office building solar installations, generating clean electricity for the precinct and helping to deliver 40 per cent lower energy consumption, 14 per cent less gas use, and 28 per cent less potable water use when compared to typical buildings.

More than 50 per cent of Melbourne Quarter will be dedicated to public open space. Melbourne Quarter is integrated with the CBD, with laneways to link the precinct to Collins Street, directly opposite Southern Cross Station, the city’s most connected transit hub, which has helped to achieve a precinct-wide walk score of 100/100. We have partnered with Summer Housing on East Tower to design 10 apartments to facilitate people with high physical support needs to live independently.

Melbourne Quarter’s extensive public art strategy was developed in consultation with the area’s Traditional Owners. It has been designed to illustrate and acknowledge the connection between Indigenous and colonial uses. To date, an estimated $13m in social value has been created, including the delivery of:

  • The artwork in One MQ’s lobby, a collaboration between artist John Warwicker and author Bruce Pascoe, depicting observations made by Captain John Lancey from where the building stands today.
  • Grace Lillian Lee’s “Embodied” – a work that depicts the Kulin nation’s god of rainbows.

One Melbourne Quarter is home to Arup, AMP and Lendlease. Two Melbourne Quarter is home to EnergyAustralia, International Working Group, Datacom, Productivity Commission, Equifax and IDP Education.

Project highlights