‘Campus 15’ – Student Apartments, 15 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield


This adaptive reuse of a purpose built nursing home developed in the 1960’s. It had become redundant due to changing health regulations. Our client had purchased the site with a view to a new residential complex, however that proposal was unviable due to planning constraints on the site.

We proposed reuse of the site as student accommodation comprising 56 apartments. We negotiated a accommodation deal with Monash University nearby. Total project value $10mil.


Role: Development and Project Manager
Client: Luska P/L


  • Develop master plan;
  • Tender, contract and lead consultant team;
  • Establish and manage budgets and programme, administer expenditure;
  • Design management, concept through to documentation;
  • Feasibility analysis scenario modelling and operational business case;
  • Manage planning application through Glen Eira Council and VCAT;
  • Establish and manage budgets and programme;
  • Negotiate project debt construction funding;
  • Tender and contract builder;
  • Negotiate student and body corporate management with Monash University and management group.