La Trobe University SEMS LAM Hub




La Trobe University


La Trobe University
Videre Group Pty Ltd
DS Architects
ACOR Consultants
Fenton Partners
Philip Chun
Wilde and Woolard

In January 2021, arete Australia was awarded the $1.3 Million La Trobe University SEMS LAM Hub fitout project.

arete was engaged to convert and refurbish the existing office spaces and a laboratory on Level 1 of the Physical Sciences Building to create a new School of Engineering and Mathematical sciences (SEMS) at the La Trobe Advanced Manufacturing Hub. 

The new fitout included:

  • Demolition and removal of the existing offices and laboratory on Level 1
  • Isolation and removal of any discovered redundant services providing a clean slate for the installation of new works
  • Construction and fitout of the new wet and dry laboratory spaces

The project converts an existing office and laboratory space into a state-of-the-art facility that enables students and research staff to design, fabricate and test new materials and structures. 

The project reached Practical Completion in May 2021.