Melbourne Connect is an initiative driven by the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Lendlease. The purpose built precinct brings together innovative individuals to tackle solutions for future challenges.
Built on the former Royal Women’s Hospital site, the building brings together students, researchers, artists, startups and enterprise services for mindful collaboration.
The building is a centrepiece of Melbourne’s Innovation Districts strategy, helping to strengthen the city’s reputation for research and innovation.
A number of zones are available within the development, covering the requirements of the School of Engineering, a Science Gallery, offices for industry, government and SME partners, co-working spaces, childcare, a creator space and the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre.
Office layouts have been created to foster open collaboration, with generous floor plates and flexible layouts.
A unique feature of the development is the Superfloor. This mixed used layout allows for dedicated exhibition spaces, flexible working configurations, multiple meeting rooms and a complete theatre and forum for sharing ideas.
The building has a sustainable design focus, with a 6 star Green Star rating, 4.5 star NABERS water rating and 5 star NABERS energy rating. Additional targets include a 20% reduction in operational potable water use and a 33% reduction in operational energy use.
Shriro Commercial collaborated with Lendlease to provide high quality sinks for the Melbourne School of Engineering. The stainless steel ANDANO range was selected, with the ANDANO 340-IF and ANDANO 500-IF selected.
For more information, visit melbconnect.com.au.