Precinct development

In November 2017, the University of Melbourne announced a partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease to develop a new innovation precinct on the former site of the Royal Women’s Hospital, located at the corner of Swanston and Grattan streets in Carlton.

Early works on site commenced on November 21, 2017 with hoardings installed around the perimeter of the building site. Planning approval was received on April 6, 2018, and construction is expected to start in mid-2018 for completion in 2020.

The University of Melbourne is committed to keeping the community informed on the development of the project. You will find regular updates on this page. For more information and enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Notice of upcoming works

Updated: April 2018

Early works on site commenced on November 21, 2017, including installation of gantries, scaffolding and Alimak.

To enable the installation of conduits in the footpath on Swanston Street, there will be a temporary footpath closure between the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne entry and Grattan Street. Works are planned on May 2, 3 and 4, and during these times pedestrians will be diverted to an alternate pathway.

If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming works, please email [email protected] to be added to the Construction Notification mailing list.

The innovation precinct is also part of the University’s vision for our campuses and how they connect our student and partner communities. Through Our Campus in the 21st Century, the University is transforming our campuses through the themes of technology and tradition, synergy and innovation, quality experiences, spaces and places, and a culture of inclusion. You can find out more about this as well as other University infrastructure projects and initiatives on the Our Campus in the 21st Century website.