Case Study: The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Student Housing and the ICON Table: Name a More Iconic duo

Opening at the beginning of 2019, the University of Melbourne’s new student accommodation on Royal Parade has given rise to some 285 new rooms for both undergraduate and post graduate students living in the Victorian capital.

A leading example of contemporary inner-city student housing, the Royal Parade site boasts extensive indoor and outdoor communal areas, dedicated study spaces, a music rehearsal studio, games room, gymnasium, basketball court, POPP ICON table and more.

The adaptive reuse of the existing Salvation Army Training facility via an extensive internal refurbishment, rear extension and facade rejuvenation has all been made within walking-distance of the University’s Parkville campus.

“Featuring spacious indoor and outdoor communal areas, dedicated study spaces, a music rehearsal studio, games room, gymnasium, and more – 303 Royal Parade offers a full program of activities and social events to help students settle into their new home and build a strong sense of community”

 

The regular program of activities and social events offered by the University helped inform the design and placement of the spacious indoor and outdoor communal areas, fostering a collegial and supportive atmosphere for students and visitors alike.

We were delighted to see an ICON table specified for this incredible placement and have since been overwhelmed by the positive response from the Royal Avenue residents.
For a project that was designed to provide the amenities and spaces that would enrich the student experience – we think it’s pretty safe to say the outcome has been a royal success!

See more of the Royal Avenue development here.

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