In The News – Pembroke announced completion of the T&G Building
03 August 2018
In July, Pembroke announced the T&G Building’s completion after its two year refurbishment to restore the much-loved heritage charm whilst modernising the property for the needs of the modern workforce.
Matthew Knight, Vice-President and Head of Australia at Pembroke Real Estate, alongside Tim Leslie, Studio Director of Bates Smart, led a walk through of the newly refurbished T&G Building with The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Age and Channel 9 News! Journalists received a first-hand look at the reinvigorated atrium, entrances and new tenancies.
Here’s what they had to say…
The Australian reported that the transformed central atrium brought an oasis of natural light, greenery and flexible seating with a heated floor. Matthew Knight discussed the opportunity for Pembroke, saying, “We see Melbourne as a really strong city, it’s got a very diverse employment base, it’s got a fantastic demographic profile and population growth projection.”
The Australian Financial Review highlighted Treasury Wine Estates as one of the building’s newest tenants, taking up headquarters in “one of the best-known buildings” in Melbourne’s Collins Street, the T&G Building.
Matthew Knight discussed the T&G Building’s point of difference, large floor plates and leasing success, saying: “We were right in thinking that tenants would be seeking large floor plate workplaces at the eastern end of Collins Street, which they can’t get in any other building.”
Channel 9 News Melbourne showcased the refurbished lobby area, atrium and views from the rooftop, noting that the T&G Building was once considered Melbourne’s most beautiful building. Impressive visuals of the revamped interiors, dual entryway and atrium were aplenty, highlighting the building’s stunning transformation.
The Age’s architectural writer detailed the architecture and design process behind the refurbishment, showcasing the history and reinvention of the T&G Building. Tim Leslie discussed the brief from Pembroke to “open up the sight lines” and connect the “gritty” side of Flinders Lane with the refined Collins Street.
The stories didn’t stop there, with Australia’s largest, most engaged and fastest growing publication, The Urban Developer, reporting that “Pembroke’s swanky new T&G refurbishment is 100 per cent leased” with Treasury Wine Estates joining other high calibre tenants such as Google and Spaces.
Tim Leslie told The Urban Developer “the signature space is the central atrium which creates a semi-private oasis; a true atmospheric destination for people to gather, relax and engage, bathed in soft natural light.”
We were thrilled to receive such strong interest in the T&G Building across mainstream news, property, architecture and design publications. Watch this space for more news to come!