• Location

    Building 8, Level 12, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne

  • Completed

    January 2018

  • Architect

    Spowers

  • Area

    1,600sqm

  • Type

    Refurbishment

  • Delivery Type

    Fixed Lump Sum

  • Duration

    8 weeks

  • Project Manager

    RMIT

  • Value

    $3M - $5M

The School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University has a new home

Our VIC construction team, with architect Spowers, has revived the previously unused level 12 of building 8, 360 Swanston Street Melbourne.

In order to bring the 25-year-old building back to life, full demolition – including mechanical, electrical, and fire services – was essential for the 1,600sqm dilapidated space. New mechanical services were served via a new mechanical plant housed on the roof. Works included a new roof access walkway, platform and ladder access.

RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles Building with fabric colour lounge seating
RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles sewing machine station

Architectural ceilings

The multiple ceiling styles showcase the innovation involved in this project.

Each classroom features a striking Barrisol Lumière embedded into the ceiling. Sourced from France, the Barrisol invigorates the otherwise neutral space with a splash of colour. This has been exceptionally highlighted by the use of Luxalon reflective ceiling battens, feature pendant lighting and steel dropped within.

A suspended truss system, which can be lowered to showcase garments, sits nestled within the hallway’s architectural ceiling. Breakout spaces feature halo and LED lights carefully incorporated into the Prima Architectural joinery.

Custom workbenches by Prima Architectural Joinery

23 heavy-duty workbenches were custom created by Prima Architectural Joinery. At five-meters length, the sizeable benches had to be transported to the 12th floor via the stairwell.

Our team proactively led an accelerated demolition and refurbishment, resolving dilapidation and successfully completing quality works within eight weeks.

We deliver unique learning spaces.