Wesley Place 130 Lonsdale St – Charter Hall
Melbourne’s newest landmark
Wesley Place, is Melbourne’s newest CBD landmark, a transformative commercial precinct in the heart of the city. The city’s newest building, developed by Charter Hall, will offer a multitude of experiences transforming the way people work, connect and socialise.
Charter Hall regional development director Simon Stockfeld said the 130 Lonsdale office tower was designed to accentuate and celebrate the Wesley Church spire and the area’s history.
“One example of this is the historic Manse building, which has been incorporated into the design of the 130 Lonsdale lobby to enable the new and old to work seamlessly together,” Stockfeld said.
The $20 million restoration project formed an important part of the development of the 1.1-hectare precinct. Landowner, the Uniting Church of Australia, have been using the site for 200 years.
UAVISUALS was engaged by Melbourne’s leading marketing and PR agency Keep Left, to help bring the precinct to life. Shooting at this location required extensive planning & preparation including traffic & pedestrian management.
We were able to get unique angles and elevated shots using our drones. Being seasoned drone operators, we had the skills, equipment, and experience that allowed us to shoot in what would usually be a difficult location both technically and geographically.
As well as the initial challenge of shooting in the CBD, the operation was completed whilst in-between Melbourne’s two extreme COVID lockdown restriction measures. Whilst this posed difficulties in the planning stages, such as acquiring permits and speaking to the relevant councils, the actual filming day was made smoother due to the limited foot traffic in the city.