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Burwood Highway Frontage Building

Construction of a new $126 million building fronting the Burwood Highway at the Melbourne Burwood Campus is almost complete! This iconic building will consist of an eight-level tower connected to a five-level podium building, running between the two main University entrances.


Project Manager: Amanda Harris 03 9251 7728

Status: Construction

Architect: Woods Bagot

Lead contractor: Hansen Yuncken


The Burwood Highway Frontage building will create a major impression and attractive arrival point at the University entrance. It will feature environmentally sustainable design elements, including a high performance facade, under-floor air distribution, active mass cooling, low energy usage, high water efficiency, cyclist facilities, solar hot water heating and sustainable materials.


Burwood Highway Frontage Building
Artist impression of the Burwood Highway Frontage Building

In this new building:

Levels 1 & 2 Hospitality and event spaces, including a 150-seat bistro (The Point) and function centre, open to the public on weekends. The Burwood Corporate Centre will include 10 boardrooms, a lounge and a Council Chamber. Operations will be similar to Deakin's Warrnambool City Centre, with a full catering service available. The Burwood Corporate Centre will be open to Deakin University's corporate partners.
Levels 3, 4 & 5 Spaces for the Faculty of Health, including the School of Psychology, School of Health and Social Development, and the Centre for Population Health.
Level 6 Office for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Chief Financial Officer's staff
Level 7 Vice-President (Advancement) and staff of the Advancement Portfolio
Level 8 Advancement (Donor Relations) staff and the Vice-Chancellor's Office

Staff will move into the new building in stages from April 2014, after which a refurbishment program will commence. This refurbishment program will upgrade the vacated buildings to create new teaching and research facilities and to co-locate staff within business areas.

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