Powered by the University of Melbourne in partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease, Melbourne Connect will bring together world-class researchers, government, industry, SME’s, startups, higher-degree students and artists, in a purpose-built innovation precinct right in the heart of Carlton and next to the Parkville campus and Biomedical precinct.

ECS partnered with Lendlease on the base building stage to deliver a Commissioning Management (CxM) approach for the precinct, including the Telstra Creator Space, Science Gallery Melbourne and The Lofts at Melbourne Connect. The CxM role complements the complex and diverse use of the different buildings within the Precinct.

Commissioning of the building engineering services was complex and required a well-documented and process-driven approach to testing, commissioning and handover documentation. The methodology developed by ECS for this project and our collaborative approach ensured a seamless handover to the Client. In recognising our successful approach to CxM, the University of Melbourne subsequently engaged ECS to manage the commissioning for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology’s integrated fit-out completed by Lendlease Building.

Our process-driven approach to commissioning management and emphasis on communication and collaboration significantly contributed to the successful handover of this complex and innovative project.


University of Melbourne & LendLease



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Woods Bagot, Hayball