Bendigo Campus Transformation Program

Bendigo Campus Transformation Program

Four projects to welcome the community, transform the Flora Hill Campus and connect.

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Overview

The Bendigo Campus Transformation Program is responding to the strategic objectives for the Campus to:

  • Welcome the community in
  • Transform the Flora Hill Campus
  • Reach out and embrace Bendigo
  • Connect to the world.

Work is now underway on the $50 million transformation of the Campus. When completed, students and staff will enjoy modern, high-tech facilities in which to learn and teach. Four main projects make up the Bendigo Campus Transformation Program.

New Engineering Building

Description

The new $22m Engineering building will enable La Trobe University Bendigo Campus to offer engineering, technology, maths and science coures in a state-of-the-art facility.

Features

· Contemporary four- storey glass and steel structure designed by Vincent Chrisp architects and inspired by the nature of the courses to be taught within.

· Latest technology and state-of-the-art engineering facilities.

· New contemporary engineering teaching spaces & academic workspace accommodation.

· Specialised engineering research spaces to attract and collaborate with industry.

· The third floor of the building will house the State Government funded Bendigo Tech School.

Design

New Engineering building

Stage

Early works

Ready to use

Tech School in mid-2018

Engineering facility in late 2018

Expanded Library/Student Union Building

Description

The expanded Library / Student Union building will double the current space for learning and studying, including the creation of new informal learning areas.

Features

· The building extension will featured a curved glass façade, cafés, and community events space.

· Increased number of open, adaptable and contemporary designed spaces for individual and group study.

· A welcoming, flexible and integrated student centred support zone

· New research commons.

· Technology enabled computing, wireless connectivity, printing and power.

· Enhanced student experience with new informal learning spaces for students to use after hours.

Design

New Library/Student Union building

Stage

Early works

Ready to use

Late 2018

New Entry Plaza and Bus Route

Description

The introduction of the Arrivals Plaza and bus route will provide a new front door to the Campus and improved access, greatly enhancing the student and visitor experience.

Features

· Increased sustainable transport facilities on Campus.

· New bus route through the Campus.

· Greater public transport accessibility for disabled students, staff and visitors to the Campus.

· Arrivals Plaza that connects into an expanded Library/Student Union Building.

· Informal outdoor study and community space.

Stage

Design

Ready to use

Late 2018

New Sports Change Rooms and Field Lighting

Description

New Sports Field Lighting & Change Rooms, including end-of-journey bike change facilities, available for University sports groups and after-hours by the Bendigo community.

Features

· Under cover Bike Store with automatic doors for ease of access.

· Two change rooms for sports team training and game day matches.

· Change rooms able to be opened up to create a larger space.

· Health Science testing room.

· Store room for sports equipment.

· Lighting towers that allows after hours use of the sports field.

Stage

Completed

Ready to use

September 2017

Project Team

La Trobe University ManagerKimberley Wilkinson, Project Director
Project ManagerRoot Partnerships
ArchitectsVincent Chrisp
Building ServicesWaterman
Quantity SurveyorWilde and Wollard
Structural/Civic EngineersIrwinConsult
Building SurveyorGardner Group
ContractorHutchinson Builders