New teaching space in the Edward Jackson Building (Building 57, Level 3) and the Ronald McKay Building (Building 56, Level 5)

Level 5 of Building 56

Level 5 of Building 56 is to be refurbished.

Architect’s flythrough of Building 56, Level 5

View the flythrough of Building 56, Level 4, which includes views of teaching spaces, collaborative teaching spaces, an industry training room, the lobby and informal lounge areas. The video can be viewed with a Quick Time player. If you are having trouble viewing the video, download the latest version of Quick Time player.

Address

115 Queensberry Street, Carlton (Building 56) and

5234 Lygon Street, Carlton (Building 57)

Project overview

The refurbishment of Level 3 of Building 57 is the first stage of this major renovation project. The new premises will house the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SAMME), Creative Media and the School of Engineering (TAFE) staff.

The refurbishment of Level 5 of Building 56 is the second and final stage of the renovation projects. Works include the construction of classrooms, computer laboratories, administrative space and common areas for the University community.

Energy-efficient lighting and control systems, variable speed drives on local fan coils and new mechanical controls that will reduce energy consumption on the floor by up to 30% will also be installed.

This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund (TLCF) for Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Budget

$4.77 million

Project update

May 2010

The Building 57, Level 3 School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SAMME) premises are now completed. The Building 57, Level 3 School of Engineering TAFE (SoET) new staff offices are 20% complete.

The northern side of Building 56, Level 5 is 70% complete and the southern side is 60 % complete.

Project timeline

Schematic design

Mid September 2009

Design Development

Mid October 2009

Tender documentation

Mid November 2009

Appointment of builder

Mid December 2009

Project completion

Stage 1: 19th April 2010

Stage 2: 5th July 2010

Consultants

RMIT Project Manager

Saba Rajkumar and Owen Wade (In-Site 3)

Architect

Payne & Pattenden Architects

[Next: Works in progress]