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ANU SA6 & SA8 Student Accommodation

  • Commenced Contract:

    November 2017 To Current

  • Approx.

    18 mth contract each

  • Contract Value to date:

    average $6 million each

Project Description

The ANU SA8 project consists of 1031 student accommodation beds with single occupant rooms in 8 buildings across 5-8 storeys. The design of the complex is based on recommendations via a student survey which emphasised the importance of both indoor and outdoor communal spaces to encourage greater interaction among students
and families.

The construction will comprise of:

  • 32 self-contained units
  • Associated resident recreation facilities, common rooms and kitchen facilities
  • Associated administration facilities
  • Dining halls
  • Bicycle parking
  • Hard and soft landscape works including recreational courtyards and roof terraces
  • Associated community facilities including cafe, gym, share way and mixed-use hardstand area

The project consists of two new 8 storey buildings, Bruce Hall and Wright Hall that feature symmetrical representation to create a singular image. The two halls are made up of 800 bed student residences incorporating two fully and self-catered dining halls, communal recreation areas, storage for 800 bicycles, and landscaping. The communal areas include study rooms, theatrette, laundry, common room, landscaped roof terraces and kitchen gardens. The project involved demolition of the existing Bruce Hall building and ground remediation prior to construction commencing.

Each building contains a dining hall located along the edges of University Avenue allowing the students to have a physical and visual connection between the respective halls. Given the historic placement of the existing Bruce Hall Dining facility, the proposed placement provides a historic link to the previous hall and the relationship of the diners to the University Avenue.


  • Commenced Contract:

    February 2014

  • Approx.

    Lump Sum

  • Contract Value to date:

    $6.5 Million

Project Description

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

Namadgi P-10 School

  • Commenced Contract:

    November 2011

  • Delivery Method:

    Lump Sum

  • Contract Value to date:

    $5 Million

  • Architect:

    Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Project Description

The new Kambah P-10 School, re-named Namadgi School is constructed on the old Kambah High School site. The project required the demolition of the existing buildings & the construction of buildings and facilities for: Preschool & Kindergarten, Years 1 to 10; a Performing Arts, Design Technology, Visual Arts, Science Laboratories, Learning Resource Centre, Administration, Gymnasium and Canteen.

The school accommodates 900 students and up to 120 teaching and ancillary staff.

Consisting of multiple discrete buildings, the involvement of specialist sustainable consultants in the early stages of the design was successful in ensuring the project objectives were included in the early design works, thus ensuring maximum uptake of sustainable design principles’ into the construction process.

The block is roughly square in shape, bounded by Drakeford Drive to the north-east, O’Halloran Circuit to the south-east, Kambah District playing fields to the north-west and a cycle/walkway to the south-west with the existing Urambi Primary School site beyond. Currently vehicle access to the School is gained from O’Halloran Circuit.

The site has a gentle fall across it from the north (rear) to the south (front) corners of approximately 6 metres and has an approximate total area of 74,500m2 The existing building group is located to the lower south-eastern sector of the site, with the western sector being occupied by playing field and northern area occupied by tennis, basketball and netball hard surface courts. The site includes a high number of well-established mature trees of varying speciesThe Namadgi School incorporates a range of sustainability principles. During construction materials with a high recycled content were used, such as the carpets and internal wall linings. A highly insulated building envelope was used as was “green” concrete mix. Clever design allows the maximisation of natural ventilation and learning spaces are filled with natural light. A photovoltaic solar system has also been installed to supplement the school’s power supply. This will have an output of 30kW.

All buildings on the site have individual ‘Smart Meters’ linked to the Building Management System. Software will allow students and staff to view and log power and water usage. Such monitoring will enhance students’ learning when studying sustainability, energy and environment.

A 200,000 litre rainwater retention tank is on site, with water able to be used for irrigation of the grounds. Each building has a grey water system for
toilet flushing.

At the completion of the demolition ninety-three percent of all materials from the former Kambah High School structure were recycled, exceeding the Green Star benchmark of eighty percent. This project was required to achieve a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 certified rating.

  • Sanitary plumbing and drainage;
  • Stormwater plumbing and drainage;
  • Trade waste plumbing and drainage;
  • Grease waste plumbing and drainage;
  • Grey water plumbing and drainage;
  • Domestic cold water;
  • Domestic hot and warm water;
  • Fire hydrant service;
  • Fire hose reel service;
  • Natural gas service;
  • Sanitary fixtures, fittings and tap ware