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Scape (Urbanest) - Queensbury

580 Beds

The Urbanest (Scape) 599 Swanston Street project is a 580 bed Student Accommodation offer developed by international operator Urbanest. Centrally located between the University of Melbourne and RMIT, at the corner of Swanston Street and Queensberry Street in Carlton, the development comprises 101 studios and one bed units, 228 twin studios and 254 clusters across 18 levels.

In addition to the base building works, the scope of the Urbanest at 599 Swanston Street also includes a complete integrated fit out to all rooms and common areas by separate contractors managed by Urban.

The site was subject to both historical and environmental overlays. Urban has been instrumental in assisting and working closely with all parties to navigate and ensure assessments, remediation and audit procedures have occurred on time and to meet the project’s sensitivities for contractors critical path activities and student take up for the commencement of the school year.

105 Berkeley Street_Carlton

Scape (Urbanest) – Berkeley 1&2

Value: $200M
720 Beds

Berkeley 1 &2 were developed by Urbanest in 2017 and include 484 and 236 beds respectively with associated communal and break our areas for Student Amenity and Relaxation. Urban were appointed to the project prior to the approval of Town Planning for Berkeley 2 and was engaged throughout design development and  Construction on Berkeley 2 and a spec upgrade to Berkeley 1 during its ongoing accommodation.

700 Swanston Street_Melbourne

Melbourne University - Melbourne Connect The Lofts

Value: $130M
490 Beds

The Lofts is the University of Melbourne’s newest state-of-the-art graduate student accommodation located in Melbourne Connect. The Lofts is exclusive to University of Melbourne students and has been uniquely designed with students in mind, offering a central location metres from our Parkville campus.

Residents can enjoy close proximity to the iconic food and shopping district of Lygon Street and access to support services, including an alumni career skills and employability program. The Lofts is also an ideal place to stay for visiting academics and fellows.

Urban were initially engaged by Development Partner Urbanest(Scape), and following the sale of the Student accommodation element back to Melbourne University, Urban remained in commission to complete the delivery of this integrated education precinct.