The Emporium, Melbourne

Market Sector: Buildings, Retail,

Melbourne, VIC


Colonial First State Funds Management

2009 - 2012

The Emporium will complete the rejuvenation of Myer Melbourne and provide the final link in the chain of upgrades from the Myer Bourke Street and David Jones stores, through to Melbourne Central and QV. The heritage-listed facades of the Lonsdale Street store and Little Bourke Street buildings will be retained and refurbished as part of the development. Lonsdale House will make way for an iconic new entrance and improved access.

The project includes around 42,000 square metres of retail floor space across 7 levels, and about 31,000 square metres of commercial floor space in the Lonsdale Street to Little Bourke Street block. The development also includes a child care centre, reconstruction of the pedestrian bridge over Little Bourke Street, and a giant electronic media screen.

Emporium Melbourne will enable Melbourne to reinforce its position as a world-class retail and cultural destination.