ABC TV Melbourne offices in Elsternwick are now on the market ahead of staff relocating to the redeveloped Southbank site on Sturt Street.
The 6,155 square metre site on Selwyn Street is a 3 minute walk from ABC’s Ripponlea Studios in Gordon Street, which will also be decommissioned next year.
The Selwyn Street building is “mixed use” and largely comprises office space, storage and car park. It is home to the Melbourne publicity team and production teams for shows such as Mad as Hell, The Weekly, Hard Quiz, or previously rented by Foxtel for Open Slather.
Small areas have been fashioned into makeshift shooting spaces for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Newton’s Law, although strictly speaking it isn’t built as studio space.
Savills Australia is seeking expressions of interest until December 6th.
ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson recently told TV Tonight, the Elsternwick properties “will ultimately be sold with the money going to Australian content.”