In todayâ€™s Advertiser it has been stated that BHP recently signed for an extra 1,400 square metres of space at 45 Grenfell Street (despite the recent shared services staff cut backs, must be for the odx team instead).
Allianz has also recently expanded into 2,853 square metres of office space at 55 Currie Street. I have a friend who works at Allianz, they occupy level 2 and 10 with plans to keep expanding in Adelaide due to our low office rents, higher unemployment rate and better quality of applicants (as a result of this higher unemployment rate) compared to Brisbane.
Whilst this demand is great I want to see BHP move to an office building that reflects the large scale of what they are planning in SA not their current building. The SA government needs to confirm TransportSA's new home this budget after the delay last year (but who knows if they will or not). I also want to see at least one of those large tenants seeking space (mentioned recently in the afr) sign up to a new tower. The other states keep getting large government and private tenant commitments. We havenâ€™t had a large one for a while now in Adelaide. Please, one of you lot sign up to a new office tower soon