Melbourne Connect

Project Description

Melbourne’s new innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect, is set to drive social and economic transformation, and create a progressive future for the University of Melbourne, its students and broader community.

Delivering a dynamic blend of uses – Melbourne School of Engineering, student accommodation, lab/research space, commercial, childcare, and a flagship Science Gallery – Melbourne Connect will create a vibrant hub where staff, students, researchers, businesses and start-up companies will come together to tackle major societal challenges, such as food security, changing technologies and urbanisation.

The precinct of 75,800m2 (GFA) is formed by three separate buildings, with the school of engineering and industry spaces connected by a ‘superfloor’ event and collaboration space above ground structure (with open space at its heart) and a precinct wide basement substructure.

Project Summary

  • 40-50% estimated energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions reductions
  • 3 buildings (10, 5 and 13 storeys) united by the ‘superfloor’ structure
  • 3,000 direct jobs including 2,500 job in commercial and scientific industries