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RMIT project earns two property awards

PM News
September 10, 2013

Brookfield Multiplex has scored two Australian Property Industry (API) Awards for its work on the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). The construction firm built RMIT’s $200 million Swanston Academic Building, which was awarded a Property Development Award and the Young Achiever Of The Year Award for senior project manager Andrew Deveson.

“The wins are testament to not only Brookfield Multiplex’s expertise and excellence in delivering a world-class educational facility but also the committed team we have to make such developments possible,” said Graham Milford-Cottam, regional managing director of Victoria at Brookfield Multiplex.

The Property Development Award recognises excellence in providing community benefits, innovations in community facility and finance structuring and/or investment returns.

The RMIT Swanston Academic Building was delivered 108 days early and $3.4 million under budget. It comprises 35,000 square metres of floor space over 12 levels and houses 12 lecture theatres, 64 teaching spaces and 10 specialist learning venues for some 850 academic and administration staff and 6,000 students. The building has been designed to include leading teaching and learning spaces and incorporates a 5-Star environmental design under the Greenstar Education Rating Scheme.

The Young Achiever Of The Year Award honours a young individual at the early stage of their professional career who has demonstrated exceptional skills, dedication and commitment with the promise of future leadership.

In his six years at Brookfield Multiplex, Deveson has worked on projects that form a combined value of more than $600 million, including the RMIT project. He is currently working on delivery of the University of Melbourne’s $100 million Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning project.

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