Bates Smart

Bates Smart

Melbourne, AU | Sydney, AU


171 Collins Street

171 Collins Street integrates a new generation of workplace environment linking Collins Street’s luxury and sophistication with the intimacy and vibrant atmosphere of Flinders Lane.

The development consists of 29,800 sqm of premium office space, spread over 17 large campus-style floor-plates, and 1,700 sqm of boutique office space in the restored heritage building on Collins Street. The lower levels incorporate a business centre and over 1,500 sqm of high-end retail space.

The design concept addresses the facade’s relationship to St Paul’s Cathedral spires, which sit directly in front of the building when seen from Southbank. Previously, the spires were visually lost among the mixed assembly of taller structures beyond. This new insertion provides a consistent backdrop, so that the Cathedral’s fine architecture can be clearly discerned against the elegant white glass curtain of the building.

In addition to the finely crafted facade, the building incorporates key environmental features to easily achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5 star NABERS energy rating. In particular, the use of an under-floor air distribution system provides superior indoor air quality, occupant comfort and flexibility.

Charter Hall and CBUS Property
31,500 sqm NLA
6 Star Green Star As-Built 5 Star NABERS PCA premium-grade quality rating


  • Inside IDEA Award for Public Space
  • Urban Taskforce Awards, Sustainability Development Award
  • United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards, Hanson’s Green Building Award
  • Asia Pacific Property Awards, Best Commercial High Rise Development
  • Asia Pacific Property Awards, Best Office Development
  • Australian Property Institute’s Pinnacle PR Environmental Development Award
  • Illuminating Engineers Society Excellence Award for foyer/atrium/lift lobby
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Status: Built
Location: Melbourne, AU