Harmer Architecture have been commissioned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the council of St Mary’s College to undertake a Masterplan and staged upgrade to the college located in Swanston Street, Parkville immediately beside the University of Melbourne. The upgrade has been conducted over five stages from 2010 during the annual end of year break and the fifth and final stage was completed in February 2016.
The upgrade comprises of 160 refurbished student rooms and 11 tutors flats as well as upgraded student recreation and study areas, a new lift and reroofing. All mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and fire services have been renewed along with accessibility compliance. Plans have also been prepared under the Masterplan for a new wing of 24 student rooms, 2 tutors apartments and a Vice Principals residence.