University of Wollongong – Kooloobong Student Accommodation

The project involved the construction of a new 360 bed Student Accommodation facility with associated car parking for over 200 cars and external landscaping.

The new building has fulfilled a real need for student housing for the university. The design aesthetic was created to reflect a positive residence through the use of multiple exterior cladding and lively internal finishes. The building also has a very high standard of finishes with sizeable rooms for a project of this type in the current market. The project also includes environmental measures such as rainwater re-use, natural ventilation, smart metering and automated valves to better plan and control energy usage of the building.

There were a number of construction challenges due to the location within the operational campus and due to the sloping terrain of the construction site. Pedestrian and vehicle use of the bounding road and car-park was heavy and therefore required student and public safety to be managed to the highest standard.