UniLodge @ UC –Cooper Lodge & Weedon Lodge

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Project Description

Client: University Of Canberra

Contract Value: $6.5 million

Project Completed: February 2014

Delivery Method: Lump Sum

The Cooper Lodge is located at The University of Canberra’s Bruce Campus, a few minutes’ drive from Canberra’s city centre and the Belconnen Westfield shopping centre.

The project consists of two buildings, one of eight stories, and the other four stories, connected by bridge links on four levels. Both buildings will be home to 417 students at the University of Canberra. Cooper Lodge is a mixture of 267 single occupant studios and 30 five bedroom apartments. The project also includes an undercover secure area for bikes and motorcycles.

The ground floor of both the interconnecting buildings will provide convenient commercial and retail space for the students. This includes a cafe, bakery, restaurant, and supermarket, bar, University Student Services and a clothing store.

The project was carefully designed and styled each room with a modern feel whilst managing to provide an energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective building. Cooper Lodge has been designed to meet the requirements of a 5 Star Green-Star rating.

Wing 5 of the Cameron Offices into off campus student accommodation for under and post graduate students at the University Of Canberra (UC). The Cameron Offices are iconic heritage buildings constructed primarily of concrete, and are located in the Belconnen Town Centre.

The adaptive reuse project will provide a modern student accommodation complex within an existing unique and significant heritage fabric. The project provides a student accommodation facility in a nearby off campus setting to support the activities of the UC which has seen its student numbers grow by more than 35% since 2007.

Once the refurbishment is complete the 5 storey building will house up to 260 students, providing a range of accommodation options such as 1 and 2 bedroom studio apartments, 3, 4, & 5 bedroom apartments, and communal facilities including kitchenettes, laundries, break out study areas and recreational facilities in a safe and secure environment.

The major focus for the Cameron Offices project is heritage conservation, with the building being listed in 2005 as a Commonwealth heritage place.

  • Gas divert around car park = 110m x 110mm pe
  • Divert gas around new bike shelters = 68m x 110mm pe
  • Including all Gas shut downs and connections

 

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