Mannix College Redevelopment

Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation for the Diocese of Melbourne
Law Architects
$15 Million
ecember 2014

The redevelopment of Mannix College included 5 stages of work.

Student Accommodation, Academic Centre and Chapel: This stage comprised of the construction of a three-storey, 26-unit student accommodation building, interlinked with a ground floor library and Chapel building. The buildings consisted of concrete, concrete pre-cast and steel framed structure with vitrapanel, longline and rheinzink cladding, including a lift serving each floor. The construction of the chapel was particularly challenging as it included curved steel, polished plaster and complicated facade works.

Staff Accommodation: This included the demolition of the existing building and construction of a new two-level building in the same location. The finishes on the building included blockwork and acrylic render.

Common Rooms and Covered Walkways: This stage included a new three-storey common building with an enclosed glazed walkway. The steel framed building was finished with vitrapanel and extensive thermally broken glazing.

Refurbishment of Existing Areas: This stage included a soft refurbishment of 256 existing student dorm rooms, administration area, gym, laundry and dining area; including new doors, painting, floors and sundry metalwork.

Landscaping and External Works: This included new services infrastructure, asphalt surfaces, kerbing, concrete pavements, granite paving, bluestone paving, gravel, fencing, street furniture, soft landscaping surfaces and planting.

All stages were completed within a fully operational college which required extensive planning and co-operation with the Mannix College Management.