Master Builder of the Year | National 2016, 2019 | Victoria 2016, 2017, 2019
PROJECTS | Victoria

Iglu Russell Street








Bates Smart
WT Partnership
Taylor Thomson Whitting (TTW)
EMF Griffiths
Acoustic Logic Consultancy
Golder Associates
Inhabit Group
Steve Watson & Partners


2023 Master Builders Association of Victoria Excellence in Health and Safety

2023 Master Builders Australia, Federal Safety Commissioners: National Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award

Kane Constructions was awarded the $60 million design and construct contract of a 29-storey student accommodation, located at 274–276 Russell Street in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

The accommodation is a stone's throw away from major university campuses, key transport hubs, student amenities, and iconic Melbourne attractions and includes:

  • 374 beds in single-bedroom studios, two-bedroom rooms, two-bedroom studios, and accessible apartments
  • Vibrant community spaces for socialising and studying
  • Gym facilities
  • State-of-the-art kitchens
  • Outdoor courtyards with BBQ facilities

The site was located on a very narrow footprint (just under 470m2) with restricted access and in a heavily constrained area with an adjacent construction site, small laneway access, heavy public vehicle and pedestrian interface and overhead obstacles.

Thanks to meticulous planning and flawless execution, the project reached Practical Completion in August 2023.