Collins Place

AN ENDURING ICON

Situated in the prestigious Paris-end of Collins Street, Collins Place is a highly sought-after address that features premier retail, a mouth-watering range of dining options, an arthouse cinema and the 5-star Sofitel Hotel. Collins Place is a true Melbourne icon.

From the newly refurbished forecourt to the iconic Great Space with it’s all weather roof to the Sofitel Driveway, Collins Place offers a wide choice of casual and more formal dining options together with an impressive range of fashion for both Men and Women, together with entertainment and convenience shopping to make the day easier for all office occupiers.

International brand retailers Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna and the award winning Pei Modern, together with the Melbourne Japanese institution Kenzan have all made their home at Collins Place. The food court offers great food and a unique setting.

THE DESIGN

Built by AMP and opened in 1981, Collins Place is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. The centre was designed by the acclaimed American Architect, I.M. Pei and the Melbourne firm, Bates Smart.

It is difficult to overstate the international standing of I.M Pei and to many noted architectural observers, he has created some of Modernism’s best buildings. It was a coup for Melbourne, to attract an architect of his standing.

Collins Place was built in seven stages and took approximately 10 years to complete, at a cost of over $270 million. It was finally opened in May, 1981. This was a building with a design aesthetic and architectural quality that had rarely been seen in Melbourne before. For many, it felt like it had transported from the streets of Manhattan and was synonymous with many themes of the 80’s – power, capitalism and prestige. The landmark atrium was the centrepiece of the development and the intricate ceiling structure is still one of Melbourne’s most remarkable civic structures.

THE PEOPLE

Faces of Collins Place

Meet the people that make Collins Place - COMING SOON