MAB’s Aquavista Tower at Docklands turns one
|MAB’s Aquavista Tower turned one last week and MAB Corporation celebrated with a party held by MAB’s Managing Director Michael Buxton for the tenants of the building.
Aquavista Tower was built as a dedicated building for the needs of small business and was officially opened last year by Minister Theo Theophanous for Industry and State Development, Major Projects and Small Business.
Richard Cookesley, MAB’s General Manager Real Estate Services welcomed the 85 small to medium businesses within the building. As envisioned by MAB Corporation the tower has generated a business community of SME’s who are networking amongst each other and helping to build their businesses.
Mr Cookesley said “MAB’s vision for Aquavista was to have a community of small businesses networking and supporting each other and it is really fantastic to see it turn into a reality.
“The businesses locating to Docklands have great vision and we believe will prosper over the next two years particularly with the soon to be opened Southern Star Observation Wheel and 180 shops in Waterfront City.
“In line with small business needs, Aquavista offers a high quality yet affordable entry into Docklands’ corporate community,” said Mr Cookesley. The tower and location has already attracted businesses such as MCM (Multi Channel Network) subsidiary of Foxtel, Financial Planning Association of Australia, Priority Cargo, Terminals and Harbour IT.
Aquavista is the first instalment in MAB Corporation’s business district, HQ NewQuay, and places small business within the rapidly emerging Docklands commercial hub.
Robert, the director of Unreal Property an investment-oriented real estate agency, took a three-year lease having previously rented an office in South Yarra Robert was drawn to Aquavista Tower for its central location, excellent facilities and lifestyle benefits. An additional and unexpected advantage was a significant saving on time and fuel costs.
“I love the building and it’s saving me a fortune!” Robert says. “I’m paying a lot less in petrol, I don’t even notice my petrol bill these days, and I’ve got more time with the kids because it’s so close. I live nearby and it’s very easy to get to.” It is a vast improvement on his previous working experience and offers easy access to the freeways and city.
“It’s a great building, very well equipped and a no-hassle location, it’s easy to get to and from and the facilities are fantastic including the gym and steam room,” he says. “If I need to take people to lunch of for a coffee we just walk to the promenade and chose from the array of restaurants on the waterfront.”
With prestigious firms also located at Docklands such as AXA, NAB and ANZ with their headquarters at Docklands, Aquavista is a great opportunity for smaller operators to be close to these major corporate’s.
Aquavista was the first commercial tower to be built at NewQuay. Today, a second tower tenanted by Carrick Education is open along with the construction of 380 Docklands Drive and 395 Docklands Drive which will soon be underway.