Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, 486 Albert Street Refurbishment

East Melbourne, Victoria

Client: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne


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This project consisted of the refurbishment of seven floors including ground, level 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 plus the basement car park.

The process required relocation of CAM and select Departments and Agencies with varying needs into collaborative and contemporary spaces. Level 5 provides all groups with a shared working and breakout space including reception, various meeting and conference rooms, a large cafeteria with adjoining outdoor deck and supporting amenities.

A comprehensive briefing process included analysis of the aspirational brief with the key stakeholders as well as extensive interviews with the user groups to identify and clarify the needs of each department.

The key challenge during construction was to overcome a tight program and progressive construction to accommodate the occupied and functioning building.

Total lettable area is 6,888 sqm.

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