According to the MP Report, the refurbishment and fit-out was carried out across two buildings within the School of Fashion and Textiles known as 511 and 516 and included the demolition of the existing fit-out and construction of new teaching spaces.
Spanning 2,500 square metres over two levels, building 516 now comprises a 190-seat Interactive Lecture Theatre, new state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, sewing machine rooms, teaching studios and breakout lounges, including modifications to the existing façade.
Building 511, Level 3 has been refurbished to provide staff with new office space.
Designed by Spowers and Phooey the refurbishment features new display suites with full height bronzed mirror glazing to facades, and innovative joinery.
The project also included construction of a new plant room, to support new mechanical services and associated infrastructure works.
Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director Victoria
says Brookfield Multiplex has again delivered a RMIT University a project ahead of schedule.
“Delivering a facility within a live campus environment is logistically challenging engineering. We were able to draw upon our extensive experience working with RMIT to effectively deliver the project,” he said.
The completion of the Fashion and Textiles fit-out project demonstrates the on-going relationship Brookfield Multiplex has with RMIT University, with the contractor delivering the $20 million state-of-the-art Micro Nano Research Facility earlier this year and the iconic $200 million Swanston Academic Building in 2012.