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MAB Corporation builds to benefit small business growth


MAB Corporation builds to benefit small business growth

MAB Corporation’s $52.5 million commercial development at Docklands, Aquavista Tower, will be officially opened by the Minister for Industry and State Development, Major Projects and Small Business, Theo Theophanous, at 9.30 am Thursday 31 May 2007.

To take place in Aquavista Tower’s ground floor lobby, Mr Theophanous will unveil a plaque to mark the completion of the first office tower at Docklands dedicated to the needs of small business. Aquavista Tower is located at 401 Docklands Drive, Docklands.

The 15 storey strata-titled building offers a high quality yet affordable entry into Docklands’ corporate community.

In line with small business needs, Aquavista corporate office suites are available from 30 square metres, while a business centre is planned to provide administrative support and meeting facilities. The building will also feature a concierge desk to assist with office services such as ordering couriers and taxis.

Aquavista is the first instalment in MAB Corporation’s business district, HQ NewQuay, and places small business within the rapidly emerging Docklands commercial hub.

“There are more than one million small businesses in Australia and about a quarter of these are in Victoria,” said Rory Kennedy, Aquavista Development Manager.

“With the number of prestigious large firms moving their headquarters to Docklands, Aquavista is a great opportunity for smaller operators to be part of the action.”

Aquavista is located within a vibrant lifestyle precinct, neighbouring waterfront restaurants, bars and cafes, a marina and sought-after residential towers.

Mr Kennedy said: “People are looking beyond the office walls for a better work-life balance. The retail, residential and waterfront aspect, along with easy access to car parking and public transport, make Aquavista more than just an office building.

“To this end we’ve mirrored many of the lifestyle features contained within our residential towers by integrating a gym and steam room, locker rooms, bike parking and storage into the Aquavista development.”

In contrast to the laid back Docklands lifestyle, services at Aquavista will ensure a fast paced work environment for technology-reliant small companies.

NewQuay is among the first precincts connected to Docklands iPort, a fibre optic based high-capacity communications network designed to promote the world’s most advanced connectivity. The system lays the foundation for the next generation of technology where data transfer capacities of up to 100Mbits/sec (scalable to 1Gbit/sec) will be available to buildings with appropriate infrastructure.

Mr Kennedy said it was essential that MAB provided a high-tech platform for Aquavista businesses to integrate new technologies and promote operational efficiencies.

Aquavista Tower has over 200 strata titled offices, 13 ground floor retail tenancies, 400 undercover car spaces and more than 100 bicycle parks.