EastCo Development

Melbourne's metropolitan east enters new era of commercial development
Published 21 July
Located opposite Eastland, the 14,000-square-metre office building dubbed EastCo is due to house around 1000 department personnel upon completion late next year. The activation of the vacant site, which QICGRE acquired in 2015, represents the next step in the planned evolution of central Ringwood into a satellite CBD for the eastern suburbs. 
Taking to the vertical plane, the new A-grade commercial tower sees QICGRE broaden its focus from placemaking developments on the ground plane of its Eastland-oriented landholdings, including the award-winning Town Square hospitality precinct completed in 2016. With the council-owned Realm library and art space as centrepiece, the tree-lined town square development not only introduced a number of Melbourne’s top dining brands to the trade area but also marked Singapore-based Next Story Group’s first foray into the Melbourne market with the addition of Sage Hotel in 2017.