Salta announces $5 million investment plans for Nexus

We have commenced construction of more than 22,000 sqm of lettable space and $5 million worth of upgrades and services as part of the next stage for Nexus, making the expansive business park one of the most sought-after commercial developments in Melbourne.

The on-going investment and expansion of Nexus will continue to offer a variety of unique and innovative facilities aimed not only at our valued tenants, but directly towards their employees.

Once completed, the complex, valued at more than $1 billion, will provide in excess of 120,000 sqm of lettable space.

Managing Director, Sam Tarascio said that Nexus was unlike any development the company had undertaken in the past and that its team had worked with tenants and partners to create a unique environment.

 

Sam Tarascio at Nexus, Mulgrave

“We have made a significant investment in wellbeing at Nexus, investing an additional $5 million into the existing estate amenity and environmentally sustainable infrastructure, designed to make Nexus extremely occupier friendly.”

“A new 24/7 Health and Wellbeing Club is being built on the ground floor of 1 Nexus that includes allied health services like Yoga, Meditation and Pilates. A 1.4km circuit running track around the estate and outdoor gym will also be installed as well as upgrades to end of trip facilities. We have also invested in Equiem, a community engagement and communication platform, offering unrivalled connectivity throughout the complex,” Mr Tarascio said.

Equiem is available to all people working at Nexus, enabling them to communicate directly with the landlord and report issues to ensure uninterrupted services around the clock. The platform will also be used to coordinate activities throughout the estate, strengthening the Nexus community.

As part of Salta Properties’ expansion plans, it recently acquired a 2,957 sqm property adjoining Nexus at 1-3 Geddes Street. The property was bought for $2.475 million through Crabtree Real Estate. The site currently features a free-standing tenanted building occupied by Visit Group Pty Ltd on a long-term lease.

Crabtree’s Gavin Dumas said negotiations between the purchaser and the vendor had resulted in an agreement that contributes positively to the amenities available for existing tenants, as well as enabling further growth of Nexus.

Sam Tarascio said that there are numerous initiatives for the complex, including the construction of new buildings, which will provide an additional 15,000sqm of lettable space within the next two years, available in 2020 and 2021.

2 new buildings are underway at Nexus Mulgrave

“Nexus is a place where businesses and their staff want to relocate, so we are working hard to meet demand. The modern environment will be complemented by extensive landscaping, a new central plaza, expansive outdoor spaces and even a running track.

“This, coupled with the high-quality businesses already on-site, access points from both Springvale and Dunlop Roads, plus the focus on excellent communication has made Nexus one of the most sought after business estates outside the Melbourne CBD,” said Mr Dumas.

Pinnacle Health Club – Opening October

Pinnacle Health Club is a local, family-owned health and wellbeing club that will be moving into our estate in early October.

They specialise in offering a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, with premium 24/7 facilities including a small team training studio, reformer Pilates studio and dedicated yoga and meditation studio space.

Pinnacle will be located on the ground floor of 1 Nexus Court, making it easy for you to fit in your training either before, during or after work.

The team from Pinnacle will be out and about in the Nexus estate this week to meet the community and answer any of your questions, so be sure to keep a lookout for them to say hello and ask any burning questions about the club.

If you’d like more information on Pinnacle or want to find out more about membership, head here – the first 50 people to sign up will get their first month free!

Carlisle to move to Nexus expansion

“Carlisle Homes has been an integral partner in the success of Nexus Corporate and it is a pleasure to continue to accommodate its evolution and changing needs.”

Carlisle Homes has signed on as the anchor tenant for Salta Properties’ new $150 million office building, signaling the appointment of Hickory as its construction partner as it expands the footprint of its business park, Nexus Corporate in Mulgrave.

This new ten-year lease marks Carlisle Homes’ third move within the Nexus Corporate precinct due to its business expansion. The award-winning construction company, Carlisle Homes will occupy 8,000 sqm at its new headquarters, which will include impressive showroom spaces and 4 levels of A-grade office space.

The agreement with Carlisle Homes allows Salta Properties to move ahead with the development of the greater Nexus site, which will house 20,000 sqm across 2 buildings and significantly increase the capacity of Victoria’s largest business park to 75,000sqm.

Salta Properties Managing Director, Sam Tarascio, highlighted the strong relationship between Salta and Carlisle Homes and is delighted to accommodate its expansion plans, which will help foster growth at Nexus Corporate.

“Carlisle Homes has been an integral partner in the success of Nexus Corporate and it is a pleasure to continue to accommodate its evolution and changing needs. The building has been specifically designed for Carlisle Homes’ expansion and growth and we look forward to providing the highest quality services at Nexus over the next ten years.

“Carlisle Homes’ commitment to the site allows us to fast-track the development and appoint Hickory as our construction partner who we look forward to working with as the project gets underway,” said Mr. Tarascio.

Carlisle Homes Managing Director, John Doulgeridis said that its new ten-year lease with Salta Properties is testament to the Nexus Corporate brand.
“Salta Properties has been incredibly accommodating during our 12 years at Nexus Corporate and has supported our business growth from the outset, expanding from 45 to 300 employees since we first moved into the precinct in 2007,” said Mr. Doulgeridis.

Hickory will commence construction in July of 2019 with completion anticipated by 2021. As part of Salta Properties’ commitment to invest in infrastructure and amenities for its tenants, the intersection at Dunlop Road will be upgraded before construction commences, with the addition of traffic lights for safe pedestrian crossing.

 

Read an article in the AFR regarding this new expansion

 

Mindful Movement in May

The Mindful Movement in May kicked off with a Zumba class – Steve led us all on a journey of upbeat music, dance and cardio aerobic moves to produce a fun workout, which managed to work up a sweat without feeling like a chore.

The following week saw more than 35 attendees at our Pilates Class.

The class was led by our wonderful instructor Bec Louey, who guided us through a series of strengthening exercises that activated the core, strengthened the back and engaged all manner of muscles – we’re talking glutes, quads and abs.

It’s amazing what an overall workout you can actually achieve despite much of it being completed on a mat. If you attended the class, I have no doubt you were feeling it the next day.

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The third week saw a myofascial release class, which was a great hit!

With most of us working in sedentary desk jobs, it doesn’t take long for stress and tension to cause pain and discomfort. That’s why we thought a session like this was a much-needed commodity.

The class was led by our amazing instructor Jovana, who guided us through a series of exercises to help relieve built-up tension in our muscles. Each participant received their very own spiky massage ball, and by applying self-massage techniques, we were able to loosen-up any sore, tight spots.

Jovana taught us how to correctly use the massage ball and how to properly apply pressure to stimulate circulation in the myofascial tissues. Below you can see the lady herself showing us how it’s done.

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Jovana, who is an ex-gymnast and qualified personal trainer certified in myofascial release training, started off the class with some warm-up exercises to limber us up and get us ready for what was to come. Starting from the soles of our feet and working all the way up to our calves, thighs, hips, and glutes, we rolled and massaged ourselves to restore those overused muscles and help mobilise stiff joints.

We had a ton of interest in this session and a big turn out on the day. With a total of 37 participants, it was a pretty full house! To top it off, another great thing about this class was that all participants got to keep their spiky massage balls – so now we can all practice our awesome new skills at home!

Finally, to finish off the month a Laughter Yoga therapy session was held by Merv Neal from Laughter Yoga Australia.

Merv kicked things off by telling us his inspiring story of how laughter yoga therapy saved his life when doctors gave him only a week to live. Here’s Merv pictured below looking happy as, well, Merv (we think he is happier than the standard happy Larry).

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We then moved on to warm-up breathing and stretching exercises to help us ‘learn how to laugh’ from deep within the belly. From there, the fun really began with a series of activities and exercises to get us all chatting, laughing, playing and bonding with one another. It didn’t take long for the simulated laughter to become real, rip-roaring belly laughs, with everyone in the room breaking out in hysterics.

Next up were some exercises designed to help us get rid of all our worries, release any tension and stresses in our lives, and learn to associate only happy feelings. To finish, we enjoyed some lovely meditation and relax time and then said our goodbyes with a team huddle!

A picture tells a thousand words and judging from our group photo below, it looks like everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Nexus International Women’s Day event

On March 20th we hosted our very own International Women’s Day event in order to honour, celebrate and empower all of the extraordinary, hardworking women of Nexus. 

 

The doors opened at 12pm, giving tenants plenty of time to eat, drink and be merry as well as time to mingle and get to know one another. Our guest speaker Tammy Van Wisse was even happy to chat.

The event officially kicked off at 12.30pm, and was opened by GS1 Australia‘s esteemed leader, executive director and CEO Maria Palazzolo, who was our talented MC for the occasion. Maria not only opened the presentation, but she also shared with us her own experiences in the workplace and her journey of climbing the corporate ladder.

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Next up it was time for the lady of the hour herself – the inspirational, awe-inspiring, champion marathon swimmer Tammy Van Wisse. A true trailblazer in her field, Tammy shared with us intimate details of her life journey, including impressive career highlights and struggles.

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After the event we were treated to a delicious assortment of refreshments from our foodie friends at XS Roasting Kitchen. XS Roasting have a brand new catering menu that they were keen to showcase, consisting of a gourmet selection of mini baguettes, bagels, Asian-inspired finger food, savoury pastries, and delectable sweets.

Guide Dog visit to Nexus

Last week was filled with puppy love, poochy smooches and doggie cuddles, as we were visited by the crew from Guide Dogs Victoria.

 

Everyone had such a wonder-fur day as community members became acquainted with seven adorable dogs from Guide Dogs Victoria.

On the day, we were introduced to three lovely Ambassador Dogs – the oh-so-lovable Rafa, sweet-natured Whitney and the very lady-like Brinna.

Plus, we were also treated to four puppies-in-training, who are all hoping to become fully-fledged assistance dogs one day in the near future. There was the super chilled Tamsin, cutie pie Cleo, inquisitive Inky and playful Ivor (all seven pooches are pictured below).

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We spent the day chatting to the Guide Dogs team, volunteers and puppy carers, to learn more about the wonderful work they do and ways we can help. It was great to see the happy, smiling faces of so many tenants, and the pure joy that these dogs brought to your day was a special thing to witness.

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Thank you to everyone who did their part to help Guide Dogs Victoria by generously donating on the day. We are proud to announce that we managed to raise a collective total of $2,109.50 – an incredible result in just two and a half hours!

Well done on an amazing fundraising effort and for making this event the re-bark-able success that it was. By donating, purchasing merchandise and sharing lots of love and cuddles with all of the beautiful doggies, you’re helping to spread awareness of Guide Dogs Victoria and support their valuable work.

Events like these also serve as an important part of the puppies training process, as interacting with different people, socialising and becoming accustomed to large crowds is all part and parcel of becoming a successful Guide Dog. If you’d like more information on fundraising or volunteering, please visit their website.

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Business Booming at Nexus Corporate

Major multinational companies continue to be drawn to Nexus Corporate.

Victoria’s largest business park continues to thrive with Salta Properties opening a new $50 million building  at 10 Nexus Court in Mulgrave.

The 8,400sqm state-of-the-art office development at Nexus Corporate comprises of six levels with an average floor plate of 1,600sqm to accommodate expansive work environments and maximise natural light and views.

Salta Properties Managing Director, Sam Tarascio explained that its masterplan for Nexus Corporate was to continue to strengthen the working environment at the business park and provide flow-on benefits to the surrounding community.

“We are committed to ensuring that Nexus Corporate sets new benchmarks for best practice in business parks. Our continuous investment into infrastructure upgrades and amenities as well as new building developments continues to attract and retain incredible tenants,” said Mr Tarascio.

“We are grateful to City of Monash for supporting our long-term vision at Nexus Corporate, allowing us to see this business park come to life and deliver ongoing economic benefits to the local community.”

Major multinational companies continue to be drawn to Nexus Corporate with most of the new building already occupied. City Holdings is taking the lead tenancy with 4,485sqm of space to house its business operations followed by Brenntag Australia (1,259sqm), Renault Australia (804sqm), Group Four Building Surveyors (804sqm), Knight Frank Australia (400sqm) and Entrust Datacard South Pacific (233sqm).

Architecturally designed by Gray Puksand, the exterior of 10 Nexus Court is defined by two different frontages with an elegant softly curved curtain wall on the Nexus Court side which heavily contrasts with the pre-cast concrete bar-code inspired façade facing Monash Freeway.

The building also offers incredible amenities that are set to impress employees including a rooftop Futsal and Basketball court, end-of-trip facilities and bike storage and 300 car spaces.

Work life at Nexus Corporate also provides access to on-site concierge services via the Equiem portal, child care facilities, health and wellness programs and a variety of cafes.

Nexus Corporate opened in 2002 and now houses more than 60,000sqm of office space across nine buildings with a predicted end value in excess of $500 million.

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The latest addition to Nexus Corporate is 10 Nexus Court.

 

Project Facts

Total Construction Value – $28.6m
G+6 (inclusive of recreational rooftop)
3 Level Basement
Building Size; 8,400sqm (with 350sqm lettable area remaining).
Average Floor Plates: 1600sqm designed with ability to split into 4 tenancy spaces
5 star NABERS rating and 5 star Green star design rating.
Carparking Numbers: 308

Key Consultants

Architect: Gray Puksand
Services: COVA
Structure:  Farrar.D
Building Surveyor: McKenzie Group

Construction Progress:

  • Commencement of Basement Excavation – March 2017
  • Completion of Basement Excavation – August 2017 (6 months)
  • Structure Top Out – Christmas 2017 (4 Months)
  • Construction Completion – June 2018

New Restaurant

Things are starting to really heat up in the Nexus foodie scene – our brand new eatery is set to shake up your lunchtime and your tastebuds.

The people of Nexus have spoken and the overwhelmingly high request for onsite Asian food has been heard loud and clear. That’s why we’re super excited to announce the newest addition to the Nexus Corporate foodie family: Ma Long Kitchen + Dumplings.

This is a funky, contemporary and architecturally designed Asian cafe offering modern but authentic Asian dishes, with South East Asian and Chinese cuisine as their areas of expertise.

Situated in the previous site of August cafe at 8 Nexus Court, Ma Long Kitchen specialises in traditional northern Chinese pan-fried dumplings that are made fresh daily. You can even watch the chef create these masterpieces right in front of your very eyes.

There are many other signature dishes on the menu too and plenty of great flavours deriving from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. This venue will be an exciting new addition to the Nexus Corporate landscape, and we’re sure it will tantalise your tastebuds with an extensive range of dishes cooked fast, fresh and made to order from their a la carte menu, or you can choose from their hot and cold display cabinets.

Ma Long Kitchen’s layout allows you to sit in the light-filled outdoor eating area or you can opt for takeaway. Don’t forget, there’s also the opportunity to pre-order takeaway meals for your dinner on the way home (#DinnerSorted).

How Nexus honoured International Women’s Day

To honour International Women’s Day we hosted our own event.

We had a fantastic turnout from the Nexus community for our event that kicked off at midday with some delicious refreshments, courtesy of our friends at XS Roasting Kitchen.

The event was opened by GS1 Australia‘s esteemed leader, executive director and CEO Maria Palazzolo. She shared with us her own experiences in the workplace and her journey of climbing the corporate ladder. Maria’s determination to get to the top of her field is a true testament to her strength and willpower, and although the road to success was a little rocky at times, her perseverance won out.

Next up was the inspirational Carol Fox. A true trailblazer in her field, Carol has a strong sporting background and was Victoria’s first ever female professional surf lifesaving lifeguard. Working across multiple industries, Carol is the chair of Women Sport Australia, as well as the principal executive coach, speaker and trainer in the professional development industry with sport and corporate clients.

Carol shared her journey to get to where she is today as well as some insightful, confident communication skills and techniques from her book Be a Confident Communicator.

Our last speaker of the day was the captivating Madeleine Grummet. Madeleine is the co-founder and CEO of girledworld, as well as an IDEO design thinker, innovation specialist and Telstra CTO. Madeleine told her story of becoming a successful businesswoman in her own right, and her entrepreneurial motivation: her four daughters.

Madeleine was a brilliant motivational speaker and discussed the IWD theme for 2018, #PressforProgress, at great length as well as providing strategies on how we can all help to empower the next generation of women.

The event concluded with a draw of our lucky door prize, a 12-month Business Chicks membership and a copy of Carol’s book. After the presentations were complete, the feeling in the room was one of true enlightenment, empowerment and inspiration.

It’s fair to say that everyone left the Bill Pratt Auditorium that day with their confidence boosted and their heads held a little higher.

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