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Revamped ERC Library for the University of Melbourne

22nd September, 2021

Kane Constructions has recently delivered the refurbishment of the revamped ERC Library for the University of Melbourne.

The ERC is the newest instalment of the wider $160 million (total construction cost) Student Precinct project.

The existing library originally constructed in 1968 went through a dramatic renovation. Works included surgical like demolition of both the load bearing façades and concrete slabs which was sequentially stitched back together with a little help from Kane’s phenomenal structural engineering friends at WSP Australia.

Lyons Architecture vision to repurpose this existing building into a diverse and modernised resource centre for students and staff to enjoy has been achieved with flying colours, and with time to spare.

Congratulations to the Kane team, and let the momentum continue as works progress on-site.

Designed around existing heritage buildings, the Student Precinct project is set to transform the University of Melbourne student experience into the future.

Learn more about the project