Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | Victoria

University of Melbourne Trinity College Gateway Building

Sector

Tertiary

Value

$24M

Client

Trinity College University of Melbourne

Consultants

Mcildowie Partners
Trevor Main & Associates
VanDeMeer
Waterman AHW

In the third quarter of 2016, Kane delivered the $24 million Design & Construct Trinity College 'Gateway Building' Main Works project.

The project involved the construction of the new 'Gateway Building', associated landscaping works and wayfinding installation.

The proposed building is located in the south east corner of the Trinity College campus. It fronts Tin Alley to the south and the main pedestrian path around the oval to the east.

The northern face addresses Bulpadock, the Jeopardy Building and the Burge Building. The building is built to the southern boundary. An angled 'cloister' connects Tin Alley with Bulpadock.

This facility provides an education and arts facility primarily for the Pathways School, for music and the arts, and is available for use by all parts of the College.

The facility supports Trinity College's drive to provide compelling offerings and experiences, which inspire and nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

The Pathways School has achieved a high profile in academic excellence and quality of experience for students over the past 23 years.

The program has a range of quality teaching and administration spaces and is represented on the Parkville campus in a series of buildings opposite the College in Royal Parade, in four leased premises on the south-eastern perimeter of the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus and residential accommodation at Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne.

According to Trinity College Warden, Professor Ken Hinchcliff, the building has had a significant impact on the college’s culture. “The Gateway Building has brought 1,800 Foundation Studies students back to the Trinity campus, where there is now a much greater sense of belonging,” said Professor Hinchcliff.

“The first-class facilities have been stunningly successful, as evidenced by a surge in their demand for use. The building has been embraced by students, residents, staff and college alumni, as well as the broader University of Melbourne community,” he continued. From an urban planning perspective, this successful infrastructure has effectively blurred the boundary between Trinity College and the University. The Gateway Building has created a uniquely permeable connection, which Professor Hinchcliff believes is responsible for “re-energising the Tin Alley precinct and enhancing the collegiate experience for Trinity College students.”