Purpose Built Student Accommodation


Sector: Residential

Address: 303 Royal Parade, Parkville

Client : University of Melbourne

Superintendent: Savills

Final($) : 30m

Duration : November 2017 - January 2019

Architect : Hayball

Harris HMC has delivered this significant project meeting one of the University of Melbourne’s strategic objectives to increase the quality of student accommodation on and around their campus at Parkville. This critical infrastructure project located on Royal Parade will provide a 307 bed student accommodation block ready for students to occupy at the start of the 2019 academic year.
Building on our experience in the delivery of accommodation that includes hotels, schools and residential aged care facilities, Harris HMC was contracted to completely refurbish an existing 10 storey structure and extend and fitout an additional six storey cascading structure.

The scope of works included:

  • Lift shaft expansion to DDA requirements
  • Structural demolitions
  • New structural shear walls throughout the existing 10 storey structure
  • Relocation of existing substation
  • Full site landscaping
  • New glazing system throughout
  • New glazing balustrade to 10th storey roof
  • Complete refurbishment of 10 storey structure and fitout of six storey extension
  • Fully integrated new services throughout