New Academic Street – RMIT University

January 15, 2014


Introducing the New Academic Street

The New Academic Street project will reinvigorate and reinvent the heart of the RMIT City campus in Melbourne through a combination of renovation and new building work.

The New Academic Street project includes improved library and services for students, better cafes and shops, better links between Swanston, Bowen and Franklin streets and improvements to lifts and escalators, way-finding and ageing infrastructure.

The project objectives are to:

  • Consolidate the University library and create more space there for students.
  • Improve the way students can access services.
  • Make it easier and safer to move through the buildings.
  • Create more space and better facilities for schools.
  • Provide better options for buying food and drink.
  • Reduce energy consumption.
  • Cut the cost of maintenance.

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