Riverlee to launch $190M commercial tower in Richmond precinct overhaul

15 May 2019

Set to be the first of its scale and kind in Richmond, private-developer Riverlee in partnership with Bamfa Properties, has announced its most progressive commercial project to date, located directly connected to Burnley Station at 484 Swan Street.

Designed by visionary architectural studio Techne, known for creating some of the city’s favourite places, including the recent refurb of the Hotel Esplanade, the project has been designed with lifestyle, sustainability and unrivalled connection at the forefront. 

The building features column free and flexible office spaces allowing fully customisable workspace design, and state-of-the-art amenities and services across 13 levels, marking it the tallest building within its location which is set to become a landmark of modern thinking for Richmond. 

With an impressive total net lettable area of over 17,000 square metres of commercial office area, the building will include retail and bookable co-working spaces for overflow, and over 1,500 square metres dedicated to terraces and greenery. 

The premier inner-city fringe address has been designed to cater to the influx of new-age businesses scheduled to relocate to the area over the next two years as more companies seek to relocate from the CBD and suburbs to the amenity and lifestyle suburbs of Richmond and Cremorne.

Director of Savills Australia Office Leasing Phillip Cullity said 484 Swan Street sets new standards for office design and efficiency. 

“484 provides everything in the form of smart building technology, column free floors and amenity for the next generation of businesses. Immediately adjoining Burnley Station, its accessibility for staff is unsurpassed and with 360 degree views, is designed to offer an enviable office work life balance,” he said.

With superior connectivity at the project’s core, 484 Swan Street is a green transport leader with its own pedestrian laneway directly linking Burnley Street Station, Swan Street tram lines and bicycle paths. A new onsite laneway will feature curated food and beverage offerings creating a thriving cultural hub for both tenants and commuters alike.

A state of-the-art end-of-trip facility, dubbed ‘a sensory, subterranean world,’ will be available for tenants to refresh, relax and rejuvenate, while space to breathe with barbeque facilities and exercise spaces will be available on an expansive communal rooftop terrace, offering spectacular 180 degree views from Melbourne’s CBD to the Dandenongs. 

Riverlee Development Director David Lee said the innovative precinct will be perfectly suited for the new wave of socially-minded and environmentally-conscious companies due to its heavy emphasis on environmentally sustainable design and connectivity. 

“484 Swan Street offers the chance to join a growing movement of businesses who are choosing to move into the Richmond and Cremorne area, to offer more imaginative, inspiring and progressive environments for their people,” he said.

484 Swan Street is set to launch in later this month and will be leased in conjunction by Cushman & Wakefield and Savills. For more information please contact Phillip Cullity from Savills on 0419 322 825 or Ben McKendry from Cushman & Wakefield on 0411 643 347.

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