Project Description

  • Melbourne Connect

Melbourne Connect

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Developer: Lendlease
Year: 2018
Number of units: 2 traversing roof cars

With the Melbourne Connect project the University of Melbourne (and consortium) redeveloped the former Royal Women’s Hospital into a new state-of-the art facility for education. The transformation includes a complete facade replacement, while still preserving and integrating heritage materials. The 1960s building will become an open, welcoming and light-filled building. .

The Melbourne Connect is situated next to the University’s Parkville campus. The precinct will hold research facilities, student accommodation, office spaces and a childcare center. Additionally the building will include public spaces, stores and cafes. Renovation started mid-2018 and is expected to finish in 2020.


  • 2 x traversing roof cars with fixed jibs.

  • Approx. lifting height of 55 meters (180 feet).

  • Max. outreach of 8,1 meters (26,5 feet).

  • Track lengths of 137 meters (450 ft)  and 162 meters (532 feet).

  • Max. luffing angles of 20 and 55 degrees.

  • 2 x Glass Replacement Units with max. load of 350 kg (772 lbs).

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