Sector

Education

Subsector

Student Accommodation

Client

La Trobe University

Completed

2012

Team Leader

Dan Casey

Architect

NH Architecture

landscape architect

Paul Hamilton

Engineer

Meinhardt Group

Building Certifier

Jeff Uren

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$16M

Project value

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200

Beds

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69

Weeks to build

Originally conceived by the Client as a design competition, Hutchinson Builders’ proposed solution created four individual structures comprising a total of 200 beds. The development complemented the existing campus precinct through a sensitive built form and integrated landscape response. Incorporating a range of value adding sustainable design features, the structure comprises bored piers with extended columns to overcome ground conditions and enable disabled access to the ground level on an otherwise sloping site. 

Bondek slabs with band beams formed the main structure together with pre-cast structural elements. The external building fabric is predominately masonry with some lightweight cladding, timber and steel elements. The four buildings have optical fibre throughout, which is reticulated back to the main campus hub. Hutchies worked closely with the design consultants and Client to achieve a high level of finish in a cost effective building without compromising the design. This was achieved through an effective build methodology to achieve a quality project built on time and on budget.

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La Trobe University Student Residences

Student Accommodation

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