Australia’s largest employment provider has shown its confidence in the future of Box Hill, taking up space within the landmark former Centrelink building for its new offices.
Fitzroys Associate, Stephen Land negotiated the lease to Max Solutions at 14-16 Prospect Street on behalf of an offshore investor.
The 2+2+2-year deal for Tenancy 5, covering 192sqm on part of level one, was struck at $84,500 per annum plus GST.
Land said Max Solutions is relocating from their existing premises in Box Hill.
“Max Solutions’ decision to stay in Box Hill is another vote of confidence in the suburb’s future prospects, and ongoing evolution into a Melbourne satellite city.”
Land said the property further offers a central and highly accessible location in the suburb, close to Box Hill Central shopping centre, Box Hill train station and Whitehorse Road, which make up the commercial and lifestyle centre of Melbourne’s eastern hub.
The former Department of Human Services’ Centrelink building is now again nearly fully occupied. Land is marketing the remaining suite of 210sqm on the second level for lease.
The four-level, 3,200sqm building was formerly occupied by the DHS as a Centrelink office for a number of years. The DHS relocated to the newly-built Australian Tax Office building at 913 Whitehorse Road, taking up surplus office space that the ATO needed to backfill as the nearest government organisation.
Land has negotiated leases within the building to not-for-profit social and employment support group Campbell Page, R&F Property, CBS Accountants and Genea Biomedx, as well as the 950sqm entirety of level three to cybersecurity firm FraudWatch in a conjunctional deal with Colliers. Knight Frank has also been involved in the marketing, while G&L Real Estate has also taken up space.