A landmark new luxury, premium retail and dining destination will commence opening this month, as part of the 80 Collins precinct development in the Melbourne CBD. The large-scale 100,000m2 site that is strategically located at the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street is owned by Dexus and Dexus Wholesale Property Fund and the development manager is QICGRE.
The extensive retail precinct spans the ground and podium levels, while the three surrounding streets (Collins, Exhibition and Little Collins Streets) are connected through a series of laneways, linking the new hotel to both office towers.
Dexus Head of Retail Leasing, Eddie Giraldo said: “We are excited to launch 80 Collins as a retail and dining destination. The brands, minds, and designs that have come together to make this new precinct a reality are second to none.”
The first of the new retailers open this month with the arrival of Georg Jensen’s new flagship showcasing the brands quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing premium luxury jewellery, watches, home décor, dining and bar wares.
Quality barista coffee and fresh seasonal ingredients are now being served with the opening of Maverick. Maverick is the newest cafe from brother sister duo Adam and Elisa Mariani, the team behind Richmond’s Mayday Coffee and Albert Park’s first edition of The Petty Officer. The Maverick menu will showcase modern Australian fare prepared by head chef Eugene Yap, formerly of Kettle Black (South Melbourne) and The Smith (Prahran).
From early July, new café concepts Bowls Baby, People’s Coffee and Upstate Coffee will open their doors.
Opening 25 June, Şener Besim (pronounced shen-ner) is an Australian-born, Melbourne-based, internationally renowned designer. Sener Besim Fine Jewellery & Eyewear merges extreme luxury with a heightened sense of conscionable creation. Hand-crafted with care to a meticulous finish, each unique piece is destined to be worn by discerning women and men.
Unveiling a breathtaking new dining venue, Nick and Nora’s from The Speakeasy Group’s owner-operators Greg Sanderson and Sven Almenning, the innovators behind Melbourne venues Eau-de-Vie, Boilermaker House and Mjølner. The duo will bring the golden era of enchanting and indulgent post-prohibition soirees to Melbourne’s contemporary dining and cocktail scene. Nick and Nora’s will open from 2 July.
Founded in 2005 by Australian brothers Tull and Josh Price, FEIT (pronounced Fight) is a neoluxury footwear label based in New York focused on sustainability and handmade quality. Using handcrafted techniques and natural materials, with a focus on minimal design concepts, their signature Hand Sewn collection inspires utilitarian wear for all seasons. Old world values are applied to new world tools. A modern cobbler for the modern ages. FEIT will open early July.
Later in 2020 the new 80 Collins precinct will welcome luxury maisons Mulberry and Saint Laurent along with more exceptional dining venues.
The 80 Collins precinct comprises over 100,000m2 of space across:
‒an existing 47 level A-grade office tower
‒a new 38 level premium office tower
‒a new 255 room boutique hotel
‒5,000m2 of retail tenancies