Roberts Co has been announced as the new builder of Golden Age’s state-of-the-art boutique commercial office building 130 Little Collins, following the company’s acquisition of ProBuild’s Victorian operations earlier this month.
With demolition now complete, construction on the project is scheduled to commence later this month and is expected to be completed in Q1 2024. Golden Age Managing Director Jeff Xu said it was welcome news to all involved in the project, with handover of the site expected to occur next week.
“We have every confidence that Roberts Co will deliver a superior product due to the experience and calibre of its history, past projects, as well as the retained former ProBuild project team,” he said.
Roberts Co CEO, Alison Mirams said, “We launched Roberts Co five years ago with a mission to build a better way and we are excited to carry this through into Victoria, including works on 130 Little Collins, as part of the Probuild acquisition. We look forward to completing this project with our Victorian team, consultants and subcontractors.”
Roberts Co Victorian Managing Director, Luke Stambolis has played in integral role during the recent Probuild acquisition to keep the site progressing, with the site now cleared and pile rig on site.
During the whole development cycle, the project will create 343 jobs and once complete, will provide retail tenancy activation to Coromandel Place, assisting with the revitalisation and alignment with the City of Melbourne laneway activation and greening strategies.
Reaching 28-levels high, the project is a collaboration between an all-star design team including Cox Architecture, Hecker Guthrie and Jack Merlo that will set a new global benchmark for strata office architecture, design, amenity and sustainability.
Levels 2 to Level 27 consist of column-free floorplates offering sun-drenched office spaces with maximised floor-to-ceiling heights of 2.7m to create an environment that promotes productivity, with an additional wrap-around garden terrace on Level 8.
A communal garden rooftop terrace offers a beautiful outdoor space for casual meetings and lunches and at night, transforms into a space to entertain co-workers and clients alike, complete with a kitchenette.
The subterranean end-of-trip facilities are more akin to a first-class lounge, with visitors having access to private change rooms with showers and towel service, individual storage lockers and a waiting lounge, as well as bicycle parking facilities in line with the project’s sustainability initiatives.
130 Little Collins Street will be a building of high environmentally sustainable design with certification targets of 5-Star NABERS design potential, 5-Star Green Star Design and As-Built, in addition to WELL Certification as a means of improving the health and wellbeing of its occupants.
The project is 70 per cent sold with the majority of purchasers being owner-occupiers.