NEWS / 990 LA TROBE STREET
990 La Trobe Street - A market leader
in sustainability and design excellence
Built by Grollo family developer Equiset and designed by Hazel Porter at Woods Bagot Architects, 990 La Trobe Street is the fourth building to be completed on Digital Harbour's precinct at Docklands.
The 6Star Green Star rated tower is occupied by the state agency Melbourne Water and is the new headquarters for 800 of its staff members.
The environmental credentials of the new eight-story building are first class and it has already been awarded a 6 star Green Star accreditation for its design. Digital Harbour executive director David Napier said the building would also be seeking a 6-star NABERS energy rating following an initial period of occupation and monitoring.
The building's tri-generation plant, highly efficient e-glass, external sun shading, under-floor air distribution, vacuum toilets and water harvesting were just some of the building's credentials. Melbourne Water chose Digital Harbour for its easy road access and access to public transport.
Atrium voids and surrounding spaces adjacent to the centrally-located side core provide the tenant with convenient meeting areas and vertical connectivity via interconnecting stairs, encouraging efficient and effective inter-departmental communication and collaboration. It was sold to the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia during construction last year for $76.5 million. Announcing the sale on February 21, David Napier said the sale demonstrated the quality of the project.
"The continued growth of the Digital Harbour precinct into this area of Docklands is further endorsed by the commitment of government and institutional grade organisations, both as occupiers and investors" Mr Napier said.
Images supplied by Woods Bagot Architects