Civil & Infrastructure




Melbourne Aviation Precinct & Little Group




Cox Architecture

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


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.


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.


#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.



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