Academic Street launched

New and upgraded facilities have been completed at RMIT University’s city campus under the New Academic Street project.

The redevelopment includes upgrades on the Swanston Library and student hall, a new media precinct and more collaboration spaces and food options.

Officially launched on June 15, the New Academic Street project has opened the campus to surrounding streetscape with light-filled laneways, glass-roofed arcades, rooftop urban spaces, outdoor terraces, light wells and efficient walkways between floors.

The Swanston Library has doubled its capacity with 2000 more study spaces. An extra of 1000 seats have been installed across food and retail spaces.

The project has also opened up three new entrances from Swanston St to The Hall.

The new media precinct features television studios with advanced broadcast technology and enables more industry engagement for students and community stakeholders.

The project started in 2015 and integrated the design of five architecture companies.

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