After two years of rolling lockdowns and construction restrictions, the $66 million Scape Lincoln College in Melbourne has officially opened its doors, right on cue for the start of Semester 2, 2022.
The 33rd building in Scape’s national portfolio, and the 11th building in Melbourne, the 12-storey building features over 460 beds spread across modern studios and share student apartments, each with bathrooms, kitchenettes, a full suite of appliances, study areas and smart storage solutions.
Students also have access to two levels of communal space as well as a commercial grade kitchen with an external terrace located on the 11th floor linked to an internal kitchen that allows the space to be opened or closed off to cater for all weather events.
The rooftop will also feature Scape’s urban beehive program where bee colonies are maintained and honey harvested for students to enjoy.
Other amenities on offer include a rooftop area, cinema, large gym open 24/7, a music room kitted with electric guitars, keyboard, drumkit and recording equipment, and the latest culinary offering, Scape Eats, where delicious and healthy chef-cooked meals are included in the rent price.
Scape Lincoln College is the first building in Melbourne, and the second building in the portfolio, to offer Scape Eats to students.
Scape CEO and President of the Student Accommodation Council of Australia, Anouk Darling, said her organisation was committed to helping re-establish Melbourne as a leading global education destination and will continue to invest in more developments in Melbourne.
“The pandemic was devastating for the international educational industry, and we know how difficult it has been in Melbourne,” she said.
“We are so excited for our students to experience our latest building, Scape Lincoln College. We have reimagined the student experience by giving students everything they need to love their student life in a new city, with new friends.“
Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp said International students are a vital part of Melbourne’s economic, cultural and community landscape and the Victorian capital wants to be known as the world’s best city for international students.
“And that starts with making sure they feel supported and welcomed during their time here,” she said.
“Ambitious projects, such as Scape Lincoln College, that combine accommodation and lifestyle support, go a long way to making us an attractive option for those looking to complete their studies here in Australia.
“The City of Melbourne congratulates Scape on once again, striving for the best.”
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