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Coworking Comes to Melbourne’s Historic ICI House

Opening in June, Hub Parliament Station is bringing premium coworking to new heights with a 3 story coworking space to be located in ICI House, 1 Nicholson Street.

ICI House sits on the corner of Nicholson and Lonsdale Streets, 19 storeys and 83m tall. The building’s height and location at the top end of the CBD have made it a landmark of Melbourne, overlooking the CBD with breathtaking 360-degree views.

 

Reaching new heights

ICI HouseCompleted in 1958, ICI House (now known as the Orica Building) was once Australia’s tallest office tower. In the years since, much of the CBD has been filled with taller skyscrapers, but none have obstructed the view from the top of ICI House.

At the top of the building, you can look out across the skyline of the city, or out to the North or East of the CBD, and take in the stunning sights and sunsets.

Read more: Hub Australia Set to Reach New Heights

 

A new style of building

ICI House paved the way for the new style of international architecture, becoming the first example in the whole country of the potential height of modern skyscrapers (at the time).

The building was designed by Bates Smart McCutcheon, and modelled on the growing trend of corporate designs pioneered in the USA, with all-glass high-rises incredibly uncommon in Australia until this point. It remains a symbol of a transition point in Melbourne’s history, a landmark representing Melbourne’s shift into the skyscraper-filled city it’s become today.

Hub Parliament Station is being designed by the same company, Bates Smart, in a nod to the building’s history.

Read more: Hub Secures Iconic Georges Building as Newest Premium Coworking Space

 

Heritage and style

Hub Australia has gained a reputation for transforming some of Australia’s heritage and iconic buildings into thriving coworking spaces, and Hub Parliament Station will be no different. ICI House was the first post-war office building to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register, cementing its importance in Victoria’s architectural history.

 

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Coworking in Hub Parliament Station

Hub Parliament Station is set to revitalise the top 3 storeys of ICI House, designed with beautiful nods to the era it was created.

As with all of Hub Australia’s locations, every aspect of the site will be optimised for businesses of various shapes and sizes to grow and thrive.

Coworking provides premium amenities, breakout spaces, meeting rooms, and hospitality services for all members, letting them work flexibly and grow their business in a beautiful space regardless of whether they’ve got a team of 1 or 20.

 

Work in a piece of Melbourne’s History

Construction has begun and spaces have started selling in Hub Parliament Station, with businesses and entrepreneurs keen to reserve their space with a view.

To secure your own office, desk or flexible space in the iconic ICI House and Hub Parliament Station, contact us today.

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Hub Australia is the largest locally owned coworking provider, bringing premium coworking to locations in BrisbaneMelbourneAdelaide and Sydney.

Hub Parliament Station is the 3rd Melbourne site, and spaces are selling fast!