Swinburne University of Technology has awarded Baulderstone the $70 million contract for the construction of the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre.


Baulderstone has described the contract as a significant addition to the company’s portfolio of education and research facility projects in Victoria.


The AMC will house a new research and teaching facility comprising laboratories, academic and administrative offices, auditorium, office suites and student amenities. The new building will have a gross floor area of 16,700m2 over eleven storeys with associated basement parking and restoration of the existing Burwood Road and John Street facades.


Baulderstone General Manager Pat Cashin explained the project represents a critical piece of infrastructure for the leading university.


"Baulderstone has a strong background in delivering a range of major education projects so we are delighted that we have been selected to deliver this important centre for Swinburne University of Technology. The project will be undertaken within a fully-functioning university campus and we'll be working closely with the University to minimise disruption.


"This building will be a demonstrable example of the University's Engineering &  Design research excellence as well as their strong links with industry.


"We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver complex, time-critical projects within budget, whilst maintaining our absolute commitment to safety. We look forward to a successful partnership with Swinburne University of Technology," Mr Cashin added.