Urbanest Student Accommodation

LaTrobe Street project gets MAX appeal

MAX 100 Centre Double Glaze and MAX 150 Structural Double Glaze framing systems are being used for the new student accommodation on LaTrobe Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Campbellfield Shopfitters (CSF) chose the MAX range from EDGE Architectural framing systems. MAX 100 Centre Double Glaze framing for the student accommodation units and MAX 150 Structural Double Glaze for the lower level curtain wall façade.

Urban Melbourne is tracking construction progress with regular pictures and updates.

“BroadAPM Joint Venture has been awarded the new 24 storey student accommodation building in La Trobe Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

Works commenced on site in February 2013 and comprises of 379 bedrooms consisting of single or double studio apartments and cluster apartments, with common living/kitchen areas. The Level 1 area will be occupied by the adjacent Welsh Church and will be delivered as a shell space only. Ground Floor consists of the entry foyer, office space and meeting rooms, student communal spaces and back of house services areas.

When completed at the end of 2014, Urbanest development will be the tallest student accommodation building in Melbourne. It is only a short distance to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Melbourne. Environmental initiatives such as solar-heated hot water, recycled water, energy efficient glazing and the use of materials from sustainable sources have been incorporated into the building’s design”

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