Exchange is the first precinct to be delivered at Curtin University’s Perth Campus in response to the Greater Curtin Master Plan. Sitting just 6km from the CBD, Exchange forms a new urban heart in Perth’s south.
The precinct is designed to bring together education, industry and community – encouraging and facilitating the sharing of knowledge, ideas and creativity and serving as a catalyst for innovation and progress.
It’s a place to meet, learn, work and live, where people come first.
Construction commenced! Lendlease commenced on site, building our new School of Design and the Built Environment and Probuild commenced enabling works on St Catherine’s College, UniLodge’s Twin Dolphin Hall, Nesuto Curtin Hotel and Zamia Apartments.
2020 saw construction across all lots within Exchange progress, with all buildings topping out in the latter half of the year.
All lots were completed, ready for our operators to move in and for tenants to undertake interior fit-out works.
Exchange is now open – students have moved in and hotel guests continue to arrive! Landscaping works are complete and retail fit-outs have started. Our grocer has commenced to trade and we’ll be announcing the rest of the retailers joining Exchange soon.
Click on the legend or directly on the image below to find out more about the precinct and specific features.
School of Design and the Built Environment
Designed to support collaboration and showcase creativity and innovation, this five-storey building includes a diverse range of technology-rich learning spaces in addition to a makerspace, exhibition area, workspace for DBE staff and industry and retail space. Our new School of Design & the Built Environment is now open.
St Catherine's College
St Catherine’s College offers an exceptional all-inclusive university living experience. The six-storey building includes 400 student beds across 11 accommodation options and a 385 seat dining hall in addition to basement parking, bike store and outdoor common room. St Catherine’s College is now open and welcoming residents.
UniLodge Twin Dolphin Hall
UniLodge new Halls of Residence in Exchange is now open and welcoming residents. The ten-storey building includes 500 student beds across seven accommodation options in addition to basement parking and a central garden on level two. Tucker Fresh IGA and several retail outlets are also located on the ground floor.
Nesuto Curtin Hotel
Nesuto is a leading accommodation operator across Australia and New Zealand, offering the freedom of apartment living with the benefits of a hotel service. Nesuto Curtin Hotel has 60 rooms in addition to event spaces and a roof terrace. The hotel is now open and welcoming guests.
Adjoining Nesuto Curtin Hotel are 38 self-contained residential apartments including one, two and three bedroom units. The ten-storey mixed use building also includes three levels of commercial space, parking, end of trip facilities and ground floor retail. Zamia Apartments are now open and welcoming residents.
Grocer and specialty retail
Tucker Fresh IGA is located on the ground floor of UniLodge Twin Dolphin Hall and is complemented by retail outlets throughout the precinct. Further details will be announced soon. There are now just a few spaces still available for lease – email enquiries to exchange.curtin.edu.au
Curtin Medical School
The Curtin Medical was completed in 2016. The stunning five-storey building includes a range of formal and informal learning spaces.
Curtin Central Bus Interchange
Curtin Central Bus Interchange opened in 2019, making travelling to and from Exchange nice and easy!
Curtin Stadium has long been a well-loved feature of Curtin’s Perth Campus. It’s close proximity to our new accommodation options means prioritising your fitness and leisure time is oh so easy!
Perth Hockey Stadium
Perth Hockey Stadium is Western Australia’s premier hockey facility, with two world-class synthetic turf pitches, a large bar and canteen area and a function centre all available to the public.
Funding & Partners
A significant portion of Exchange has been delivered with a private sector partner. In June 2019, Curtin entered into a 35 year partnership with a private sector consortium, led by InfraRed Capital Partners, to design, finance, construct and operate the two new student accommodation buildings and the hotel and residential apartments.
The new development is operated in partnership with St Catherine’s College, UniLodge Australia and Nesuto, with Programmed Facility Management also providing asset management services.
The Greater Curtin Master Plan
Curtin has embarked on a transformation agenda, which includes the development of the Perth campus into a collaborative innovation precinct that cultivates a vibrant social, professional and commercial urban community. This vision is articulated in the Greater Curtin Master Plan.
The Master Plan embraces all of the things that make great cities around the world – a diverse population, various accommodation options, ease of transit, a 365 day sustainable economy, art and culture, abundant green spaces and retail, dining and recreation options – mixed with research, teaching and learning and aligned industry partners.
In achieving this vision, the strategic objectives are to:
- Enhance the student experience and the University’s research and innovation capability
- Attract business and industry partners to campus to further integrate research and learning
- Position Curtin and Perth as a core component of a robust innovation ecosystem
Exchange is the first precinct to be delivered in response to the Greater Curtin Master Plan – it is a catalyst for the physical transformation that represents a significant change to how Curtin has traditionally functioned.