Showcasing highly innovative design and technology, the precinct will be a significant contribution to Melbourne’s iconic urban landscape. The history of the former site of the Royal Women’s Hospital will be preserved and integrated into the new design through the re-use of heritage materials.
A Purpose-Built Facility
No element has been overlooked in providing every resource needed to fluidly collaborate. A digital ecosystem threads together one of Melbourne’s most sustainable buildings, while connected and intuitive workspaces boost productivity.
Smart and Sustainable
Onsite renewables are solar and geothermal, with a target of 33% reduction in operation energy usage
Onsite rainwater harvesting, efficient fixtures and fittings, and landscape design, with a target 20% reduction in operational portable water use.
6 star Green Star rating, 4.5 star Nabers Water rating, 5 star Nabers Energy rating.
Digital signage and way finding.
Intelligent building with sensors and energy monitors.
Places for Different Work Needs
Places need to fit how people work, not the other way around. Flexible and functional configurations make co-location work for a variety of scales of business.
- Large floor plates designed to encourage interaction between the University of Melbourne and industry partners
- PCA-A grade
- Parametrically designed façade system optimises performance and daylight access
- Contemporary ceiling-free design
- Adaptability provided by 130mm access floors
- Precinct-wide base building Information and Communications (ICT) infrastructure including Wi-Fi
The Melbourne Connect Superfloor
The Superfloor provides dedicated spaces for formal and informal meetings, workshops, exhibitions and events. Stimulated by activation and led by the University of Melbourne, this is where tenant partners connect, exhibit work and engage.
Designed as a place for human connection, the Superfloor will allow tenant partners to experience new ideas and ways of thinking, and host guests and thought leaders, creating a new epicentre for Melbourne’s innovation community. Learn More.
The Creator Space
The Creator Space will be located on the ground floor and basement – giving students, academics and tenants the ability to quickly and accurately prototype and test early concepts to drive ground-breaking innovation.
The space will offer 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons, and power tools – including access to expert machinists on site to guide the use of all metal, electronic and woodwork equipment.
Womin-Djerring (Come Together)
A central, open-air green public space connected by four laneways, featuring food and beverage retail outlets and space to sit and enjoy the sun.
This space will bring an abundance of greenery and light to the entire precinct.