Swinburne buys Melbourne CBD building

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Swinburne’s CBD acquisition will help the university better serve Melbourne’s eastern corridor.

Swinburne has successfully completed the purchase of Invicta House in Melbourne’s CBD.

The historic eight-storey building is located at 226-232 Flinders Lane in a high-traffic area close to Swanston Street and the Degraves Street walkway.

As part of its 2025 strategy, Swinburne is committed to innovation and transformational learning, and is always seeking to improve the use of space and facilities across the university. The purchase offers exciting opportunities for Swinburne, and a range of options for how the property will be used is currently being considered. These include a teaching and learning location, event spaces to showcase our teaching and research, or rental spaces to generate income. Staff will be consulted as part of the process.

The acquisition is an opportunity to increase exposure to the Swinburne brand and deliver a uniquely Swinburne experience in the heart of Melbourne. It also allows Swinburne to better serve the eastern corridor, from the CBD to the Swinburne Centre in Richmond and Cremorne, through Hawthorn and Prahran, to its campuses in the outer eastern suburbs of Croydon and Wantirna.

The design process is scheduled to begin later this year, with the upgrade and refurbishment set to get underway in May 2020. A date for occupancy is expected to be announced in early 2021.

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