Watpac has been awarded a AUS$206M (£118M) design and construct contract for the Australian Catholic University’s Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building in Melbourne.
The project includes construction of a new 13 storey tower with roof-top sports courts, above a seven-level basement with a grout curtain to manage ground water issues
Watpac Construction Victoria State Manager Nick Pavlovic said: “This is an exciting project for Watpac and a welcomed addition to our tertiary education portfolio.
“Our team’s expertise in delivering innovative solutions for our clients in challenging site conditions will be at the forefront of this project due to the nature of the build which will feature a seven level basement with a grout curtain to manage ground water issues.”
When completed The Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building will include centralised teaching facilities and informal learning spaces, a library, congregational hub and shared facilities for staff and students.
The building works will commence next month.