Helen Shield – 27 September 2017
Posted online TheWestAustralian.com.au
Telecommunications group Optus has signed up for the top floor of Shell Australia’s former Perth head office, at 2 Victoria Avenue, along with building naming and signage rights.
The newly minted 7668sqm Optus Centre, owned by Stockland Property, is one of the city’s outstanding 2017 office leasing success stories, going from completely vacant in mid 2016 when Shell exited for its new Kings Square tower 2 head office in the Perth City Link, to 76 per cent leased in a matter of months.
The turnaround story started in May, with Stockland’s leasing agents Sheffield Property signing Main Roads WA for 2005sqm on level 2.
That continued with Linkforce Engineering, signing up in July for 1756sqm on the ground floor.
Stockland general manager logistics and business parks Tony D’Addona said the group was proud to welcome Optus, which has signed for 1908sqm on level 3, particularly as it continued to build on its existing relationship.
Stockland owns 51percent of the 84,000sqm Optus Centre at Macquarie Park in NSW as well as the new Optus Centre in Perth.
The leasing spree leaves just level 1 to be leased.