Monash University, School of Rural Health

Value: $7M

Location: Bendigo, VIC

The construction of a new 3 level 1683 m2 concrete and steel framed office and education building involved cantilevering over the existing neighbouring Monash School of Rural Health facility, which was required to remain operational during the construction of the new building works.

The design utilised multiple external finishes including shadow clad timber, rusted steel and laminated glass atriums. An individual feature of this project is the use of the 450 recycled railway sleepers which have been installed vertically on the outside of the building.

Internally the building features curved ceilings, two pack bulkheads, acoustic plaster linings, rusted corten wall linings, natural timbers, polished concrete, bluestone tiles and vast expanses of glass.

This project was awarded the Master Builders Association VIC 2011 “Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Buildings $5M to $7.5M”.