Multiplex completes new Melbourne CBD presence for Monash University

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Global construction company Multiplex has completed Monash University’s new vertical campus in the Melbourne CBD.

The new Monash campus, which will be principally occupied by Monash College, provides fit-for-purpose education spaces that enable active and engaged learning as well as a vital gateway with industry.

The building, located at 750 Collins Street in the heart of Docklands, merges operations from 222 Bourke Street, 321 Exhibition Street, 271 Collins Street in the CBD, and the university’s Clayton and Caulfield campuses.

Designed by Lyons Architecture in collaboration with five additional architects, the building spans 10 levels and provides 40,700 square metres of state-of-the-art educational facilities and a total building occupancy capacity for 6,900 people.

Monash University president and vice-chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner said blending engaging and collaborative education spaces, that also allow for connections to industry, are critical for our future leaders.

She added: “Our students are the next generation who will help make real change across the world and these rich educational experiences, working alongside industry, are key to inspiring minds and addressing future challenges.”

The Monash University building features modern collaborative workspaces for students, internal winter gardens, a 400-seat auditorium, 11 specialist science rooms, seven art and design rooms, and a student hub/wellness centre set to optimise both the teaching and learning experience.

The building also includes student kitchens and breakout spaces throughout, as well as retail tenancies for food outlets on the lower levels.

A range of special finishes have been used throughout the campus, including timber atrium framing, bamboo light fittings, epoxy floor finishes, bluestone paving, and various carpet textures.

Monash College chief executive Jo Mithen said: “With restrictions easing, our students have started returning to campus and we couldn’t be more excited for them to experience the brand new city campus in docklands.

“From the village social and urban deck areas, where students can hang out, through to the many breakout and information spaces for quiet study and group assignments, there is a space to suit everyone.”

 

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