Scape Student Living

No Great (E)Scape for CUB Proposal

UK-based student accommodation provider Scape’s plans for a student accommodation tower fronting Swanston Street on the former Carlton United Brewery site failed to receive the support of City of Melbourne (CoM) at last month's Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee meeting. This follows the latest design iteration which had an almost identical design expression to Swanston Street, but differed in other aspects including girth. During the...

Exploring the expected new benchmark for student living

It may not be the first high-rise student accommodation project within the CBD but it shapes as the most prominent. While the first to do so was Urbanest La Trobe Street which received its final touches earlier this year, Scape Student Living expect 393 Swanston Street to create a new benchmark within the sector. In light of a recent Urban Melbourne article highlighting the near on 6,000 student beds currently in development , it's an apt point...