Old Quadrangle Redevelopment | University of Melbourne
The Old Quadrangle Redevelopment is an extensive restoration enhancing current spaces to be utilized as ceremonial, events, teaching, and academics spaces. The University envisioned the Old Quadrangle, Gatekeeper’s Cottage, and Wilson Hall to be central focus space as the University’s key cultural, civic, engagement, and ceremonial heart of the University.
It sees the historic north and areas of east wings largely and carefully returned to their original design, and with the addition of flexible spaces, the University’s vision of a welcoming and vibrant campus community will be achieved. To meet this objective, a master plan was undertaken by Lovell Chen in October 2015. The master plan presented the plan and the proposed spaces.
As engineering services consultants Integral Group actively participated and collaborated with the University, Lovell Chen, and the consulting team to achieve project objectives. The building achieved a 5-Star Green Star rating and was the first application within Australia to target the adaptive reuse model Passive House EnerPHit, requiring major upgrades to building services and extensive work to achieve airtightness around the building envelope.
The Old Quadrangle Redevelopment is included on the Victorian Heritage Register.