Seven Network today announced its Melbourne operation is relocating to Lendlease’s new Melbourne Quarter Tower development in early 2025.
The news follows recent speculation it would exit its Docklands home of over 21 years.
Seven has confirmed leasing approximately 4,500 square metres across levels 3 and 4 of a new tower on Collins Street, which will become home to its Melbourne staff and broadcast and digital operations.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said: “Docklands has been a fantastic home for Seven Melbourne for more than two decades, but the time is right to move to a new, more advanced facility, one specifically designed for our digital future.
“Melbourne is a critically important market for Seven and the home of some of our most valued partners, including the AFL and Cricket Australia. Our new operation in Melbourne Quarter Tower reflects the priority we place on Melbourne and will be a fantastic workspace for our people.”
Seven’s Melbourne Managing Director, Lewis Martin, said: “Melbourne Quarter Tower is a brand-new development and will allow Seven Melbourne to be fit for purpose for both broadcast and digital delivery.
“Technology has come a lot way over the past 20 years and our new home in Melbourne is being created with our digital future firmly in mind. It will be an exciting, state-of-the-art place to work and the most advanced broadcast and digital operation in Melbourne.”
Lendlease Managing Director Development, Tom Mackellar, said: “The relocation of Seven Network reflects the growing demand we’re seeing for premium, mixed-use office precincts like Melbourne Quarter that enhance the workplace experience, support productivity, and help companies to attract and retain talent.
“With doorstep access to transport, quality amenity and services, along with a focus on wellness and sustainability and tech-enabled flexible workspaces that can adapt to future business needs, Melbourne Quarter Tower represents the next generation of office our tenant partners are looking for.”
Seven first broadcast from Docklands studios in 2002. Broadcast Centre Melbourne (above), 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.
Melbourne Quarter Tower is expected to be completed by mid-2024.