University of Melbourne


University of Melbourne

Commissioned to build the new $63 million U-Vet Animal Hospital redevelopment at University of Melbourne Werribee Campus, Kane Constructions needed a partner who could work with them to provide the complete and complex furniture package. 

Included in this package brief was the requirement to source furniture where previous sources had become unavailable, so Kane Constructions needed a furniture partner with the knowledge and sourcing ability to provide and deliver this entire package. 

Being a partly ‘Design & Construct’ package for Kane Constructions, the brief was to work with both the builder’s project management team to deliver on time and on budget, and to work with the architect (Billard Leece Partnership) to ensure that the furniture proposed would fit into the design intent and specification level required. 

Bowen Interiors became involved at the early stages of the project management phase, through careful and detailed consultation with both Kane Constructions earlier, and later Billard Leece Partnership representatives. Working through all elements of the package, and sourcing from all over the globe, we we’re able to provide a full and detailed solution for every furniture requirement in the facility, customising to specific finishes throughout. 

University of Melbourne had some very specific requirements in each piece, with height adjustable custom shaped learning tables, custom power and data requirements, breakout ottoman areas and laboratory storage units all being developed in conjunction with Billard Leece Partnership as part of the solution of this project. 

Our unique project management approach to this entire package enabled all parties to be assured that each would achieve their desired outcomes – project delivery on time and on budget for the builder, architectural design elements that fitted the project for the architect, and customised functional furniture for the university that met their unique requirements.

Bowen Interiors was able to ensure that the finished project was within the design parameters and delivered within budget and ahead of schedule. The result for University of Melbourne is a world class U-vet facility.


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