UniLodge at Southbank is a $110 million student accommodation development located on Brisbane’s Vulture Street. The 852-bed student lodgings will be open in time for the 2017 academic year, with the principal contractor, ADCO Constructions (ADCO), delivering the dual tower, 15-storey development for UniLodge Australia Pty Ltd.
Education is Brisbane’s biggest industry, with 75,000 international students creating more than 20,000 jobs in the city and injecting $3.77 billion into the local community. The increasing number of local and international tertiary education students in Brisbane created a need for quality student lodgings. This growing demand placed pressure for accommodation close to the campus facilities of Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Throughout their extensive student accommodation construction experience, ADCO has incorporated many innovations in design and build methodologies including several prefabricated systems to maximise onsite productivity and enhance delivery timeframes. ADCO’s projects have utilised the innovation of modular bathroom pods, alongside prefabricated façade and service systems.
The use of modular bathrooms from Interpod Offsite was an important contributor to the timely completion of this large-scale project.