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Founded in 1897, St Columba’s College in Essendon boasts stunning historical buildings that stand alongside newer expansions. Having cultivated a reputation for creating positive student experiences, the College wanted to make some upgrades to stay on top of modern (and post-COVID) demands, including a STEAM building and a full-sized sports court. We spoke with UPco […]
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Faced with conflicting planning policies and vocal local objectors, we had our work cut out for us with Victoria Hill – but as ever, UPco was undeterred! UPco Associate Genevieve Kour explains what made this residential project unique, and the challenges our project team had to overcome to deliver its vision. The project in a […]
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At any given time, UPco is working on gaining planning permits for dozens of different apartment building proposals – but recently, there was one approval we were especially excited about. We talked to UPco Senior Associate Adam Haines, who can attest to the amount of attention required to get this one across the finishing line […]
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Having been shortlisted in the 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards that will be announced tomorrow, Zero Gipps is a project we’re justifiably proud to have been involved with. UPco Senior Associate Sarah Thomas provides some insight into what makes this office development so interesting – especially in post-COVID times. The project in a nutshell Situated in […]
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