The University of Western Australia worked with contractor Probuild and architect HASSELL to build around 500 self-contained studio and one-bedroom apartments and facilities at University Hall (formerly Currie Hall) on Winthrop Avenue, Crawley.
This exciting development is aligned with the University’s vision to provide high quality, accessible and affordable accommodation close to campus and comprises of three new buildings:
- a northern building providing one bedroom apartments with views to Kings Park
- a central building
- a southern building providing studio apartments.
Featuring a modern fit out, the design rejuvenates and complements the existing buildings and provides students with new amenities close to campus including:
- fully equipped games and media rooms
- modern kitchen, dining and laundry facilities
- new central courtyard and recreation spaces
- café and alfresco areas.
Creating and enhancing the landscape
Delivering a high quality landscape was a priority for the new student accommodation development. Underpinned by the university in a park theme the landscaping creates a harmonious environment for students to relax, enjoy and interact.
Sustainability, accessibility and transport
The design targets principles associated with sustainability, universal accessibility and alternative transport options.
It provides improved access for people with a disability and better linkages to public transport services.
The development includes 182 car parking bays, as well as secure bicycle storage for up to 200 bicycles. Overall, more student accommodation on campus will help reduce the volume of vehicle traffic travelling to and from the University, and its associated impacts.