For decades, the three heritage-listed buildings that make up Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street were the workplace of many of Melbourne’s best brains. Banking merchants, shipping agents, publishers, solicitors and artists all plied their trade behind the Gothic and Romanesque façades of the Record Chambers (1887), New Zealand Insurance Building (1887-8) and the Olderfleet Building (1890). Following a sensitive restoration and reimagining by Mirvac, Olderfleet was unveiled in 2020 to a new generation of the city’s top talent.
Olderfleet’s history echoes the prosperity and growth of Melbourne’s post-gold rush boom. But behind the elaborate façade of Corinthian columns and clerestory windows is a modern-day workplace that rivals any in the world. From the stunning, 25-metre-high glass atrium to the gleaming concrete, steel and glass set against the heritage brickwork, Olderfleet brings together beauty and productivity in the one package.