Kane Constructions has been appointed to build IGLU Flagstaff, a student accommodation building located at 407 King Street in West Melbourne.
The new 19-level building designed by Bates Smart will comprise 362 rooms, many with views over the adjacent Flagstaff Gardens.
A spokesperson from Kane commented: ‘We’ve really enjoyed working with IGLU through the tender and post award phase, and we’re looking forward to the construction journey and the great outcomes which await.’
In June we reported that the new tower will sit above the original Flagstaff House building which was home to Yuncken Freeman architects and built in 1968. It was identified as a “B” grade building in the Melbourne City Council’s Heritage Inventory.
The IGLU Flagstaff design incorporates a rainwater collection system, a biophilic façade, high-performance envelope and glazing, and makes extensive use of PV panels.
Kane is currently delivering over 30 projects in Victoria including the $229 million New Student Precinct at University of Melbourne; 510 Church Street, a $95 million ‘Smart Building’ comprising 19,750m2 of commercial office space; and GMHBA’s state-of-the-art headquarters at 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong.
The $55 million project is expected to commence in the coming weeks with the aim to be completed by 2022.
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