Microsoft Australia has signed a ten year lease on office space in what will be the tallest building in North Sydney.\nThe deal secures Microsoft\u2019s tenancy of seven levels \u2013 from 25 to 31\u2013 in the yet to complete 1 Denison building, from the middle of 2021. The new premises will cover 10,655 square metres of space.\n \nThe move will consolidate a number of Sydney office locations, including its current head office in North Ryde. The company\u2019s multi-million dollar Martin Place \u2018technology centre\u2019 which opened earlier this year will remain.\n \n1 Denison artist impression. Bates Smart supplied.\nThe new location gives Microsoft an opportunity to be \u201ccloser to our customers and partners\u201d and create an environment that \u201cinspires our people\u201d said Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall.\n\u201cHaving the flexibility to design and build our own space ensures we can bring our vision of a modern world of work to life. It will be a workplace that energises our employees and empowers them to do their best work, while reflecting the culture and spirit of innovation inherent in the Microsoft brand,\u201d Worrall said.\n \n1 Denison artist impression. Bates Smart supplied.\n\u201cFor our Sydney based teams, 1 Denison will feature inspirational design and productivity solutions that facilitate the sharing of creative ideas and experiences for improved collaboration. The investment reflects Microsoft\u2019s continued commitment to its employees, customers and partners in Australia,\u201d he added.\nThe $1.2 billion, 39-storey commercial building is being constructed by Multiplex, is owned by Winten Property Group, and is expected to be complete by the end of next year.\n \n1 Denison artist impression. Bates Smart supplied.\nIt is being built to high environmental standards and offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from many levels.\n \nNo caption\nIts architects, Bates Smart, are behind The Club Stand at Victoria Racing Club, The Royal Children\u2019s Hospital in Melbourne, and the ASX\u2019s Australian Liquidity Centre.\n\u201cThe building\u2019s world class public realm featuring an eclectic mix of eateries, restaurants, bars and cafes will become a new destination of choice for tenants, local business owners and the North Sydney neighbourhood,\u201d said Winten Property Group development director Stuart Vaughan.\n \n\u201cNorth Sydney is fast becoming a destination of choice for companies seeking quick access to the city and high-quality amenity without the price tag,\u201d he added.