The original St James development (AMP Square) was opened in 1969. Substantially occupied by the AMP Society and representing the pinnacle of Architectural design at that time. The property was purchased in 2002 by its current owner and in 2009, METIER3 were commissioned to undertake a Masterplan that integrated commercial, landscape, financial and aesthetic imperatives in order to deliver an exciting new direction for this site.
The newly refurbished 555 Bourke Street building provides ~20,000sqm of premium, flexible CBD office space over 10 levels, consisting of mixed floor plates of up to 2250sqm per floor in a clever ‘L’ shape configuration. Thoughtful architectural fit-out and spatial planning has resulted in an efficient and engaging workplace environment that expresses and reinforces the vision and values of each corporate tenant. The result is a sophisticated, contemporary refurbished building that is anchored in history but with an inspired, new vertical extension will accommodate and satisfy the demands of the twenty first century and the modern workplace.