161 Collins Street


Project: Bates Smart

Photography: Peter Clarke

International real estate firm Pembroke engaged Bates Smart to undertake an extensive refurbishment of the T&G building at the prestigious ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street. Completed in 1928, the historic building is considered one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and occupies a significant corner address.

A World-Class Upgrade with Modern Amenities and Spacious Campus-Style Design.

The project incorporated a magnificent upgrade creating a world-class workplace environment. State-of-the-art tenant facilities, brand new end-of-trip facilities and club-style concierge services are integrated into the project design, with significant 4,000sqm campus-style floor plates included around the atrium.

Creating a tranquil meeting space.

The heart of the building is the new atrium which has been renovated into a casual tenant-focused working lounge. A variety of different spaces allow people to meet and relax, while natural materials, greenery and daylight create an inviting oasis-like space.


A transformative redevelopment.

Overall, the redevelopment has generated a world-class, A-grade office environment befitting the prestigious Collins Street address and once again has become a true destination.

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Designed by Bates Smart

Bates Smart is a citymaking design practice. They combine architecture, interior design and urban design to create places and spaces that improve people's lives.