EastCo Development, Australia
Construction has begun on EastCo, a new A-grade, commercial tower in Maroondah a thriving municipality of Melbourne’s metropolitan east.
The EastCo development represents the next step in the planned evolution of Melbourne’s metropolitan eastern suburbs into a satellite central business district.
Location: Melbourne, Australiax
Date started: 2018
Completion date: 2022
Key services: Project management, superintendent, cost management
A new era of commercial development
Located in Ringwood, within Melbourne’s thriving municipality of Maroondah, which is expected to gain 25,000 residents by 2041, EastCo is a 14,000sqm office building development which sits directly opposite Queensland Investment Corporation’s (QIC) Eastland.
The EastCo development is the Design & Construction (D&C) of a five star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy, four star NABERS Water, Property Council of Australia A-Grade development with six levels of commercial office, ground and mezzanine commercial space, four levels of internal car parking and lower ground area for End of Trip (EoT) facilities. The building is also set to achieve a five star Green Star Self Assessed rating. Upon completion, the ten-storey building will accommodate up to 1,000 corporate staff.
An integrated fit-out will also form part of our oversight remit for the project as we act as the landlord’s project manager and representative.
Construction works commenced June 2020 with completion of both the base building and integrated fit-out anticipated in mid-2022.
Robust stakeholder engagement
The project interfaces with several public realm elements including the Ringwood train station and rail corridor, Ringwood main bus interchange and Returned Services League of Australia's clock tower as well as the Ringwood Town Square. To manage these interfaces, we engaged with a wide range of stakeholders during the development approval process including Department of Transport (Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne, VicTrack and VicRoads) and Maroondah Council.
Through robust stakeholder engagement, transparent communication strategy and our team’s meticulous attention to detail, QIC was able to secure authority and council approvals on time to ensure construction commenced as programmed.