College Square Student Housing, Parkville
The project occupies an entire block at the northern periphery of the Melbourne CBD on the University of Melbourne campus. An underground car park was the initial stage. Becton, the project developer, engaged Jackson Architecture to design Stages 2 & 3 that delivers 553 apartments; a mix of single bed, twin bed and two-bedrooms. Optional floor plans contribute to the individuality of apartments.
The complex is up to eleven stories high and the combination of perimeter buildings at three stories, and retention of the facades of original terrace buildings preserves the neighbourhood streetscape. Communal facilities include a pool, gym, lounge, seminar/study rooms and bicycle parking.