Design and Construction of a 17-level student accommodation building comprising 362 beds located at 407 King Street, West Melbourne.
The new tower rises through the centre of an existing heritage listed office building - Flagstaff House. Once of the home of renowned Melbourne architects Yuncken Freeman, the existing modernist facade is to be retained and incorporated into the new development.
The floors within the existing building (Lower Ground - Level 2) are connected by an atrium and open stair, and accommodate a range of generous communal and recreation facilities. In addition to communal space, the lower ground floor level also accommodates bicycle storage and back of house services.
The building incorporates a rainwater collection system, a biophilic façade, high performance envelope and glazing and makes extensive use of PV panels.
Works commenced in late 2020 and will be completed in 2022.