700 Bourke Street Melbourne

  • NAB 700 Bourke Street
  • Interior
  • Facade

Project details: 

APP delivers a second Melbourne landmark building for National Australia Bank

700 Bourke Street is an iconic and sustainable premium A-grade 16 storey building that is a new workplace for National Australia Bank (NAB) in Melbourne.  The office accommodation includes 61,000m2 of activity based workspace over 15 levels, plus a roof top garden. NAB is the single corporate tenant with 700 Bourke Street becoming home to 6000 employees.

APP, in association with Montlaur Project Services, was engaged to deliver project management for NAB’s fitout in the new Cbus development.  This role included the due diligence phase of the site selection, assessment and Agreement for Lease negotiation.

APP was also engaged by NAB to act as Principal Consultant, responsible for managing the Fitout design consultants including Woods Bagot, NDY, WT Partnership, McKenzie Group, Irwin Consult, Pidgeon, Hassell Landscaping, Food Consultants Australia and Audio Systems Logic.

The architecture and interior fit out of 700 Bourke Street were designed collaboratively with NAB in a fully integrated approach to create a welcoming workplace for NAB’s people, customers, and communities by encouraging collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation.

At 700 Bourke Street, approximately 95% of NAB employees will work flexibly in a diverse range of spaces, from individual focus rooms to collaborative areas of all types, to allow people to choose a work environment suited to the task at hand. The range of work spaces include: meeting rooms, video conferencing rooms, quiet rooms, work booths, collaboration tables, team huddle spaces and informal meeting spaces such as tea points, café and roof top garden.

A flexi-ratio of 1:1.3 (i.e. 10 work points available for every 13 people) has been allocated resulting in fewer floors of space required by NAB and with significant efficiencies and cost savings.

Meticulous planning was required to manage the construction of the building within an extremely busy CBD environment. Together with NAB, APP forged a cohesive and collaborative project team with all parties to ensure integration between the base build and the fitout teams, which enabled the project to be completed within 26 months. The base building has achieved 6-Star green Star Office Design V3 rating.

APP assisted NAB with the planning and staged occupation of 700 Bourke Street, including the relocation of over 10,000 employees.  NAB's Monica Klyscz, Head of Property Solutions, acknowledges APP's efforts in bringing this latest Melbourne landmark to life below.


“Given the unique scale and complexity of the project, it is a reflection of the collaborative approach that all parties took that we have achieved completion 6 weeks ahead of the AFL Completion Date. I would like to offer special thanks to the APP / Montlaur Team for their commitment and efforts to achieve this key project milestone.”

Roger Macmorran 
Project Director - 700 Bourke Street Project
Commercial Network Services, Group Business Services
National Australia Bank

Project summary: 

  • Client:  NAB
  • Value:  Confidential
  • Services: Principal Consultant, Project Management
  • Sectors:  Commercial
  • Location:  Melbourne CBD