- New Monash College campus unveiled in Docklands, featuring 10 levels of collaborative learning space
- Offers areas to teach, learn, study and socialise with a "space to suit everyone", says CEO of Monash College
- Marks fifth project for Monash by Multiplex, strengthening a multi-year partnership
Leading global construction company Multiplex has unveiled the newly completed Monash University campus.
The new Melbourne campus will be home to Monash College, providing vital education spaces fit for active and engaged learning.
The 10-storey building, located at 750 Collins Street in Docklands, will amalgamate operations from 222 Bourke Street, 321 Exhibition Street, 271 Collins Street in the CBD, and Monash’s Clayton and Caulfield campuses.
Designed to optimise teaching and learning experiences
The vertical campus, designed by Lyons Architecture in partnership with five other architects, provides a substantial 40,700 sqm in space for educational activities and the capacity to hold 6,900 people.
The building features several collaborative workspaces designed to enhance teaching and learning experiences, including a a 400-seat auditorium, 11 specialist science rooms, seven art and design rooms and a student hub/wellness centre.
Core campus facilities are also provided such as student kitchens, breakout spaces, and retail space on the lower floors for food outlets.
Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC labelled the blending of engaging and collaborative education spaces, with the ability to connect with industry, critical for future leaders.
“Our students are the next generation who will help make real change across the world and these rich educational experiences, working alongside industry, are key to inspiring minds and addressing future challenges.”
Margaret Gardner AC, Monash University
Jo Mithen, CEO of Monash College expressed the University’s excitement at welcoming students back to the brand new campus, as restrictions continue to ease across the city once under lock and key.
“From the Village Social and Urban deck areas, where students can hang out, through to the many breakout and information spaces for quiet study and group assignments, there is a space to suit everyone,” added Ms Mithen.
New developments strengthening old partnerships
Multiplex have sustained a strong ongoing partnership with Monash University over the years, with 750 Collins marking the fifth project for the leading educational institution.
Multiplex previously worked on four notable projects for the University, delivering Gillies Hall, the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, the Learning and Teaching Building, and the Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building on the Clayton Campus.
Multiplex Regional Managing Director Graham Cottam said the construction company was proud to continue the relationship, to deliver a truly progressive campus for students.
“Multiplex has worked in partnership with Monash University to deliver on a vision
of world-class facilities based on student-centred design,” said Monash University Vice-President Campus Infrastructure and Services Renaye Peters.
The 750 Collins project created more than 400 temporary jobs for onsite workers, with the build commencing in 2020.