22-storey student accommodation tower


Scape 557 Swanston St

Following the successful completion of a student accommodation tower at 393 Swanston, Built constructed a second development for Scape at 557 Swanston Street.

Value: $111m

Client: Scape

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

Completion date: December 2020

This Scape student accommodation tower involved construction of a 22-storey tower over a 1,760m2 footprint.

The structure consists of two elements, the tower and podium. The tower steps back from Swanston Street, providing a large student communal terraced area and garden. Two light shafts carve the building on the western side, allowing daylight and improved visual amenity.

The building includes 754 fitted out single occupation units of varying layouts including a kitchenette, bathroom pods, and study area. Common amenities include social spaces, quiet study areas, shared kitchen and dining area, outdoor terraces, a four-storey sky garden, gymnasium, cinema and laundry facilities. In addition, 453 bicycle parking spots are available in the basement for residents and their visitors.

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