Nearly 700 students will find new homes at Little Hall, a 14-level, $110 million development co-funded by the University of Melbourne and philanthropists Paul Little and Jane Hansen, who donated $30 million for the project.
Located at 625-633 Swanson Street, this student accommodation was designed by Hayball Architecture and will be constructed by Hutchinson Builders. This project is overseen by Little Projects, and will boast dual heritage facades and exquisite Portuguese limestone; greatly reminscent of Interwar architecture.
Construction commenced last week on the project, set to be completed next year. Marking Little Projects’ first student accommodation endeavour, this is the project that will keep on giving to pupils at Melbourne U—playing an integral role in a philanthropic model based at the school, where a minimum of at least $2 million per annum of returns from Little Hall will go to line and fund a scholarship program.
The project worksite once served as the home of the International Tobacco Co. factory and Lincoln House. Its new host accommodation will play a pivotal part in Little Projects’ wide scale expansion of the company’s portfolio; one also set to include commercial, industrial and hotel projects.