New home for the School of Property Construction and Project Management (PCPM) staff in Building 8, Level 8

Photo: New student lounge for the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.

New student lounge for the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.

  • Address
  • Project overview
  • Project update
  • Project update: staff and student access
  • Project timeline
  • Consultants
  • Address

    360 Swanston Street, City

    Project overview

    Staff in the School of Property Construction and Project Management (PCPM) are being relocated from Building 101, on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets into the eighth level of Building 8, in the heart of the City campus, which is being refurbished to accommodate the School’s diverse needs. There are two stages in the project.

    Stage 1

    • Construction of an informal student lounge and study space
    • Refurbished administrative and office areas

    Stage 2

    • Three new teaching spaces – each with a capacity to seat between 50 and 70 people
    • Enlargement and refurbishment of current teaching space, which will be modified to
    • include a section of existing administration offices.
    • Upgrade of all workstation furniture in the administrative / office areas that were refurbished as part of Stage 1.
    • Upgrade and modernise two entry points into the School
    • Refurbish large outdoor balcony area, which will include shelter, seating, plants and rock gardens, and lighting
    • New flooring material to be installed throughout the School
    • Major mechanical upgrade to service teaching spaces
    • New data room to accommodate new data rack

    Project update

    September – December 2009

    The tender for the main contractor (construction company) closed on 13th November with McCormack being appointed. Construction works began in late November with works set to finish in February, 2010, in time for first semester.

    May – August 2009

    Schematic design for Stage 2 has been completed and detailed design is due for completion in mid-September. The tender for the main contractor will be issued shortly after the detailed design is finished.

    April 2009

    Building 8, Level 8 Stage 1 refurbishments are now complete and the School of PCPM staff are moving into their new premises.

    March 2009

    The contractor – ISIS Projects – has been appointed for building works and construction commenced in late March.

    Project timeline

    Work begins

    Stage 1

    March 2009

    Stage 2

    June 2009

    Work ends

    Stage 1

    April 2009

    Stage 2

    Late February, 2010


    RMIT Project Manager

    Jacqui Bercov and Rocky Depace

    RMIT Manager, Client Relations

    Tony Metherell

    Services Engineer

    O’Connor Associates

    Building Surveyor


    Quantity Surveyor

    Prowse Quantity Surveyors


    Payne Pattenden

    Main Contractor

    ISIS Projects (Stage 1)

    Main Contractor

    McCormack (Stage 2)