Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation for the Diocese of Melbourne

Law Architects

$15 Million

Time Frame
June 2013 – December 2014

The redevelopment project at Mannix College included 5 different work areas:

Chapel & Academic Centre: This project comprised the construction of a three storey 26 unit student accommodation building interlinked with a ground floor library and Chapel building. The buildings consisted of concrete, concrete pre-cast and steel framed structure with vitrapanel, longline and rheinzink cladding, including a lift serving each floor. The construction of the chapel was particularly challenging as it included curved steel and associated facade works.

Staff Accommodation: This included the demolition of an old building and construction of a new two level building in the same location, the finishes on the building included blockwork and acrylic render.

Common Rooms and Covered Walkways: This element of the project included a new three storey common building and enclosed glazed walkway. The building is steel framed and finished with vitrapanel and extensive thermally broken glazing.

Refurbishment of existing areas: This included a soft refurbishment of 256 existing student dorm rooms, the administration area, gym, laundry and dining area including new doors, painting, floors and sundry metalwork.

Landscaping and external works: This included large new services infrastructure, asphalt surfaces, kerbing, concrete pavements, granite paving, bluestone paving, gravel, fencing, street furniture, soft landscaping surfaces and planting.