Report: Seven Melbourne set for move

Report: Seven Melbourne set for move

Seven’s Melbourne headquarters is rumoured to be making a move from its Docklands home of 21 years to a new tower nearby.

The Herald Sun reports a 34 level skyscraper being developed by Lendlease is due to open in the Melbourne Quarter precinct next year.

The overall precinct consists of three next-generation office towers, two apartment towers and retail ­facilities, with the television station to move into the flagship tower.

Once complete, the overall precinct will comprise 152,000sq m of commercial space, including 5000sq m retail space.

The move would see the Seven Network move out of its building at 160 Harbour Esplanade, which iwas bought by Development Victoria in 2018 as part of plans to develop the Marvel stadium precinct to the Docklands waterfront.

Broadcast Centre Melbourne, as it is known, consists of a theatre studio, a production studio and a news studio that opens onto the newsroom. Until 2019 it was the transmission control centre for Seven’s stations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and regional areas of Queensland.

The Melbourne Quarter precinct is controlled or owned between Development Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Seven first broadcast from Docklands studios in 2002.

The parties declined to comment.