Sector

Civil & Infrastructure

Subsector

Transport

Client

Melbourne Aviation Precinct & Little Group

Completed

2018

Team Leader

Ben McArthur

Architect

Cox Architecture

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$69M

Project value

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82

Weeks to build

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.
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The Construction Journey

May 2018

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April 2018

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March 2018

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February 2018

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January 2018

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December 2017

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November 2017

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October 2017

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September 2017

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August 2017

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July 2017

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June 2017

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Melbourne Jet Base

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