Commercial tenants move into Collins on Bourke in Sydney's Alexandria
The first tenants have moved into Collins on Bourke, the largest mixed-use commercial development in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria in the past five years.
The development is about 45% leased after about seven months, with tenants including alcohol company Suntory (1,470 square metres leased at $385 per square metre), Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia (4,500 square metres of combined office and warehouse space), medical centre Galen & Gray (450 square metres) and childcare facility Explore and Develop (550 square metres of internal space plus 550-square-metre balcony).
“Collins on Bourke offers tenants a contemporary business space with an ideal work like balance,” says Michael Crombie of Colliers International.
“Bourke Street is really buzzing, and it’s the clearest sign that this suburb is truly coming of age. Collins on Bourke will lead further change as tenants look for more creative, better quality and better value accommodation.”
Graphic and website design company Attractivo is set to move into one of the high-tech suites, having secured a lease for just under $35,000 per year.
“The tenancy mix we’ve attracted is outstanding and we’re expecting enquiry to only strengthen now the project is complete and the site starts to come to life,” says owner representative George Mitsis.
“It’s a clever diversity of accommodation and tenants have seen the value in what this combination of businesses can bring to them as occupiers of the space, but also the broader south Sydney community.
“It’s the kind of place that recognises the shift in how people are choosing to live and work.”
Collins on Bourke will be near Sydney’s $1.7 billion mixed-use Green Square developments, which is set to house about 20,000 homes and 22,000 jobs, according to the City of Sydney’s website.
A recent report by The Property Council found that non-CBD office market vacancy rates are declining at three times the speed of their CBD neighbours.
Collins on Bourke’s high-tech suites lease for about $450 per square meter per year, with showrooms along Collins and Bourke streets available for about $500 per square metre and high-clearance warehouse space for about $280 per square metre.
The four-level, 21,000-square-metre building was developed by HSF Property Developments and Grant Samuel Capital to a design by Turner & Associates Architects.
Vicinity Wine Bar and Restaurant is set to open in the 600-square-metre prime position on the corner of Collins and Bourke in late June, which is when the building will officially open. Vicinity will belong to the Prospero Group, which is responsible for Manta Bar and Restaurant in Woolloomooloo.
The building will also include a Plus Fitness gym at ground level.
Construction began in October 2010 and finished in March this year.
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