Melbourne’s tallest timber office building finished

10 February 2024
The tallest mass timber office building in Melbourne has been completed at 15 storeys, designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

The 18,200-square-metre office building, named T3 Collingwood, has been designed with sustainability in mind. Constructed using Victorian oak responsibly sourced from Australian forests, the structure represents a 34 per cent reduction in embodied carbon. Glazed windows have been integrated to maximize daylight and energy efficiency.

Located at 36 Wellington Street, Collingwood, the building features office spaces, retail offerings, lobby, a wellness centre, a basement car park and 186 bicycle parking spots, as well as outdoor terraces on floors five and 12.

According to the T3 Collingwood website, the vision for the building was to provide a working environment that fosters a “greater sense of wellbeing, fufilment and work satisfaction” through the incorporation of mental respite areas such as the outdoor terraces.

Project developer Hines’s country head of Australia and New Zealand, David Warneford, said that there is growing demand for green buildings with environmentally and socially beneficial design features.

As a result, the developer has engaged Architectus and Wilkinson Eyre to design another green office tower at 600 Collins Street in Melbourne. The AU$1 billion Collins Street project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2026.

Source: architectureau