Hacer, Kane, Icon, and Hansen Yuncken Announced for IGLU Student Accommodation


A new tender has been announced for IGLU student accommodation in King Street, West Melbourne.

The project has been designed by Yuncken Freeman and proposed by Bates Smart to be built within a budget of up to $50m.

The accommodation will sit above the original building which was built in 1955 and identified as a “B” graded building in the Melbourne City Council’s Heritage Inventory.

In 2016, the site was sold to foreign investors for $14.6m.

The student accommodation tower’s design will retain the facade of the building with new developments made to the interior.

Hacer, Kane, Icon and Hansen Yuncken will tender for this project.

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Hacer group works on a variety of residential and mixed-use developments in Melbourne including the Target head office in Williams Landing, Cranbourne Shopping Centre, and apartments located at 17 Spring Street.

Kane works on both commercial and heritage refurbishments in and around Melbourne including 2 and 4 Treasury Place, offices in 510 Church Street, and Altona Meadows Learning and Library Centre.

Icon completed a $60m CBD IGLU student accommodation in February of this year comprising 488 student apartments, a gym, a media room, and a wine room. This project took 16 months to complete.

Hansen Yuncken specialise in education construction and commercial developments. In Melbourne, they have developed Monash University’s Caulfield and Clayton Libraries, Deakin University’s highway frontage and Victoria University’s Learning Commons.

Applications for this project will close on the 30th of June, 2020.

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