UTAS Student Accommodation

UTAS Student Accommodation

Launceston, TAS


University of Tasmania (UTAS)


Morrison & Breytenbach Architects in association with Circa Morris-Nunn Architects



Project value






Weeks to build

5 Star

Green Star rating


Cross laminated timber

This stunning project is home to 120 student accommodation units over three levels on a site adjacent to the Esk River in Launceston.

The units were constructed as individual modular units, built off-site and transported to the project location in a finished state. The units were placed into position whilst access walkways and external cladding were affixed.

The speed of modular delivery was a significant advantage on this project, enabling a tight delivery date to be achieved. The delivery method on this project allowed Hutchinson Builders to demonstrate their varied and immense experience in modular construction. Furthermore, the primarily timber framing on this project gave Hutchinson Builders’ full-time employed carpentry team the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

A small amount of decontamination works were undertaken on this project due to challenging site conditions. A driven pile footing solution to nearly 30m was required to effectively rectify this issue.

This unique NRAS Modular Student Accommodation project was successfully constructed on time and within budget, and is currently registered for a 5 Star Green Star Design & As-Built V1 rating.