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