Sector

Civil & Infrastructure

Subsector

Transport

Client

Melbourne Aviation Precinct & Little Group

Completed

2018

Architect

Cox Architecture

Share

icons

$71M

Project value

icons

93

Weeks to build

Australia's most impressive airport terminal is one you've unlikely ever heard about, let alone one you'll ever get to experience.

John McMahon

Boss Hunting

It was a real treat to build the world’s pre-eminent privately owned jet base in Melbourne. The facility provides a superior level of luxury service for its customers, from arrival through to departure, and will also include aircraft operations and maintenance. 

Unlike any other jet base in the country, the facility runs 24 x 7 with no curfew. Melbourne Jet Base delivers the benefits of managing its own security, customs and immigration process, providing discretion and security within. Whilst aircrafts are being prepared for their onward journeys, the terminal facility will provide state-of-the-art lounge and business facilities for all of its customers. 

Hutchies’ project team spent significant time working alongside the Client and consultant teams to develop the design which includes the following key features:

  • A main hangar for up to 18 aircrafts with a clear structural span opening of 70m for aircraft access.
  • Feature sculptured roof form inspired by aerodynamic concepts clean of any plant or equipment.
  • Specialty hangar which will display a refurbished Douglas DC-3 aircraft and double as the facility’s function space.
  • Central hub which will include a basement car park and service area, customer lounge, meeting rooms, offices, catering and function facilities.
  • Aircraft pavement (including taxi-way), pedestrian and vehicle pavements, and soft landscaping.

Awards

2019 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards National Infrastructure Award

2019 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards Victoria/Tasmania Infrastructure Award

We delivered the project two weeks early for the client. That was a great feeling where you finally get to unwrap the present and see what you have created in its spans, its colours, and the fit out, it's magnificent.

David Bowles, Construction Manager

Hutchies

A new benchmark, the story of Melbourne Jet Base

It's always been my vision to build a world-class private aviation facility at Melbourne Airport.

Paul Little, CEO

Little Group

HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (3) (LowRes)_1.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (11) (LowRes)_1.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (9) (LowRes)_1.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (7) (LowRes)_1.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (8) (LowRes)_1.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (39) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (49) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (52) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (44) (LowRes).jpg

Renders

HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (20) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (21) (LowRes).jpg
Passenger Lounge.jpg
Function Space.jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (18) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (19) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (11) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (14) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MelbourneJetBase (15) (LowRes).jpg
Foyer 3.jpg
Reception Desk.jpg

The Construction Journey

May 2018

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (37) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (9) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (24) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201805 (35) (LowRes).jpg

April 2018

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (2) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (9) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (10) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201804 (11) (LowRes).jpg

March 2018

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (2) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (9) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201803 (8) (LowRes).jpg

February 2018

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (8) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (9) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201802 (10) (LowRes).jpg

January 2018

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (5) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (8) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (10) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201801 (9) (LowRes).jpg

December 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201712 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201712 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201712 (4) (LowRes).jpg

November 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201711 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201711 (2) (LowRes).jpg

October 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (48) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (12) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (16) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201710 (34) (LowRes).jpg

September 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (2) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (5) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (6) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (11) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201709 (19) (LowRes)_1.jpg

August 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (105) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (7) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (20) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (21) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201708 (74) (LowRes).jpg

July 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201707 (2) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201707 (3) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201707 (4) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201707 (1) (LowRes).jpg

June 2017

HB_CI_MJB_Con_201706 (1) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201706 (2) (LowRes).jpg
HB_CI_MJB_Con_201706 (5) (LowRes).jpg

Melbourne Jet Base

Transport

Find out more about this project