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Amazon Australia starts construction on new Melbourne HQ

Amazon Australia’s headquarters are on the move to Melbourne as construction of a new $1.5 billion office precinct for the company commences.

The new site, located at 555 Collins St and under development by Charter Hall, will complete stage one of construction by 2023 – costing $750 million and including a 48,000 sqm office tower.

A second 32,000 sqm office tower will later join the precinct and include food and beverage retailers and a health and wellbeing hub.

Amazon held a ceremony on April 21 with Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas to mark the foundations being poured for the precincts first stage.

Adam Beavis, Managing Director at Amazon Web Services Australia and New Zealand said he was excited to be a part of the reinvigoration of the Melbourne CBD.

“Melbourne has a rich community of innovators, and we are looking forward to bringing Amazon’s growing local workforce to 555 Collins Street so we can continue to invent and innovate on behalf of customers across our Amazon and AWS businesses in Australia,” he said.

“555 Collins comes with a 6 Star Green rating and is constructed under a carbon neutral framework, which will contribute to helping us reach our goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040.”

Both towers will be built with smart building technology that monitors air quality and touchless amenities, according to Charter Hall.

It has been designed in conjunction with architecture firms Gensler and COX Architecture.

The office will include both Amazon Web Services and amazon.com.au, and will accommodate up to 7500 workers.

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