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University Square, The University of Melbourne

"Our vision from the outset was to make University Square into a world class knowledge precinct for our students. Equiset's ability to deliver the project on-time and on-budget enabled us to realise this vision."

Professor Alan Gilbert, Vice Chancellor, Melbourne University

As the project developer of the $250 million University Square, Equiset worked closely with The University of Melbourne to develop and deliver a construction solution that provides state of the art teaching facilities and high quality office space. At the same time, this project focused on protecting heritage values, considering community issues and incorporating innovative and environmentally sustainable design. The result is an outstanding development that provides world class facilities for one of Australia's most respected universities.

Described by the Victorian State Government as a 'project of state significance', University Square comprises three major buildings developed around an established open space. The buildings provide 26 levels, or 50,000 square metres, of space and the landscaped square covers an underground car park for 1,100 vehicles with direct access to a major road and tram network.

University Square is a centrepiece of the City of Melbourne's vision for a knowledge corridor between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Completed in December 2001, University Square carries the Equiset hallmarks – it delivers intelligent and innovative solutions to specific property needs. The project was delivered on time and on budget.

Grollo Property

  • 3 buildings one incorporating original Victorian terrace houses

  • Total floor space of 53,000m2 NLA

  • Six level underground car park with 1100 parking spaces and tunnel entries

  • Large public plaza

  • Five-star executive conference facility

  • State of the art teaching facilities

  • A 250 seat lecture theatre

  • A three level library, including a climate controlled rare book room

  • Photovoltaic Cells on the façade of one building that can generate power

  • Disability friendly design