Following the completion of the Urban Design Framework and Ground Plane Feasibility Study for the new Student Precinct at The University of Melbourne, JCB has begun working on the Student Precinct Early Enabling Works, located at the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets.

The project responds to the need for a new Student Precinct re-located to the Parkville campus edge due to students’ needs and growth, community engagement, connection to public transport and the evolution of the campus itself.

The new precinct will provide a vibrant hub for student and community activity, offering an improved student experience through the co-location of student-led, student facing services via new built form and adaptive re-use proposals. A critical intervention involves the re-unification of the ground plane between nine buildings, providing a 24-hour accessible precinct for all abilities and an enriched public realm.

See drone footage of the new Precinct and more details here.