Client
Hutchinson Builders

Location
Melbourne, Australia

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A new student accommodation building comprising of a 7 storey on-campus facility and associated car parking for 401 students.

Deakin University Accommodation

Structural / Development & Construction

Melbourne, Australia

The student accommodation is scheduled to be ready for occupation in the first half of 2012 and will include sustainable design, construction and operational features.

Such tight delivery timeframes required an unusually fast early works package to ensure the contractor did not lose time. Several innovative solutions were provided to reduce costs and keep the contractor on time and on budget, including a reduction in precast panel widths and using Onesteel’s Trussdek slab solutions.

We collaborated with Green Star accredited professionals to gain expert advice on practical solutions to maximise the ongoing sustainability of the facility.

A result of our partnership with Green Star accredited professionals, the development incorporates features such as the use of recycled materials during construction and rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing and landscape irrigation, as well as mechanisms to reduce electricity consumption.