The University of Melbourne, New Student Precinct

Our team was initially appointed to assist the University and the appointed architect to complete a feasibility cost plan of the Student Precinct on the University’s Parkville campus. We have since been appointed to deliver the full design and construction works, comprising nine buildings over a city block and will deliver 37,050m2 of new or refurbished internal and external building and landscape space.

The project aims to deliver a unified base, located centrally within the campus for all student related services and amenities. The redevelopment of the existing site will create a harmonious flow and circulation throughout the precinct. The repurposing of the buildings will include collaborative meeting spaces, study space, food and beverage offerings and administrative services such as the Student Union. It also includes the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, Murrup Barak. A wide range of co-curricular activities, wellbeing programs and cultural activations will have a new home at the Parkville campus, with the Precinct housing a purpose-built Arts and Cultural Building and a new amphitheater. The project requires considerations for heritage implications, access and safety considerations, suitable staging and the future construction of the Melbourne Metro tunnel and station nearby.  Over 12,000 students have been engaged in the design and activation of the project.