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Meinhardt Wins University of Melbourne’s Historic Engineering Workshops Project

Meinhardt’s Building Services team has been appointed by the University of Melbourne to help refurbish and redevelop the famous Engineering Workshops, a building of heritage significance.

Located on the 1854 boundary of the University, the Engineering Workshops were designed and constructed in the late 1930’s by Percy Everett, the Chief Architect of the Public Works Department, in collaboration with A F Burstall, Professor of Engineering.

The project’s aim is to provide a modern workshop facility for engineering research and student projects, and to accommodate new technology research equipment. The refurbishment will be designed with a level of modularity to facilitate the ability to grow and adapt to future accommodation requirements. It will include specialist equipment, including a 3D Metal Printer and a CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment).

This project, which will be designed by architects DesignInc, is a key step in the strategic growth and planning for the Melbourne School of Engineering, and will provide improvements to student workgroups and showcase engineering on the Parkville campus.