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Mannix College Redevelopment

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

Mannix College first opened in 1969 and is a Catholic residential College affiliated with Monash University, located opposite the Clayton Campus. 

The College was redeveloped in 5 stages and included:

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  whilst the campus remained fully operational which required extensive planning and co-operation with Mannix College management.