Mannix College redevelopment Dominic Kilduff, | AACUHO Treasurer, Business Manager, Mannix College
Mannix College, the only traditional residential college affiliated with Monash University, has undergone a complete redevelopment affecting all parts of the College.The building program has transformed Mannix, which opened in 1969, into a state of the art student and academic residence.
he $16 million development, commissioned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, has seen student accommodation capacity has risen from around 250 to nearly 300, and a new guest house has been opened providing 25 four star hotel standard rooms for visiting academics and other College guests and their families. New conference facilities and a new academic centre, gymnasium and
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outdoor dining areas are included, as well as new student common rooms and live-in staff housing. The crowning glory is a new College chapel designed by the late Graham Law, a well-known ecclesiastical architect, due to be officially opened by Archbishop Denis Hart in March 2014. In seeking to improve every aspect of the college, including renovations to each individual student room, the new development is in tune with the College motto â€œOmnia Omnibusâ€? (All Things to All People). It is to the credit of everyone involved in the project that the College did not close but remained open to student residents throughout the 18 month construction period and was thus able to provide accommodation even though the builders were present onsite.