Exchange is Curtin University’s first dedicated industry-connected innovation precinct..
It’s a place to meet, learn, work and live, where people come first.
Date Completed
Nettleton Tribe
Six Degrees Architects; Nettleton Tribe
Evolve Photography

Exchange is Curtin University’s first dedicated industry-connected innovation precinct. The Curtin Exchange Precinct will bring education, industry, and community together – encouraging and facilitating the sharing of knowledge, ideas and creativity and serving as a catalyst for innovation and progress. The project includes commercial, hospitality and residential areas including, two halls of residence, a hotel and serviced apartments offering nearly 1,000 beds. 

Probuild engaged Castledex to provide a $2 million plus turn-key single-source approach to FF&E procurement; this included managing an extensive sample review process, programming just in time delivery for over 15,000 items and planning and undertaking the procurement, storage, logistics, installation, and commissioning of all items within the halls of residence, hotel, and serviced apartments. 

Items provided included - beds and mattresses, task chairs and soft seating such as lounges and armchairs, dining tables, coffee tables, dining chairs, pedestals, and room accessories such as shower caddies, lamps, and storage solutions. Other items provided included shelving, whiteboards, outdoor furniture, rugs, safes, and loose joinery such as bedside tables, tv units and credenzas. Probuild then awarded variations to provide over $200,000 worth of outdoor furniture.
Castledex involvement in the Curtin Exchange Precinct demonstrates our ability to undertake large volume furniture and joinery fit-outs over an extended period. Castledex has delivered this project to program and budget. Castledex was uniquely placed within the WA market to provide a single-source solution allowing for all contingencies at the height of the pandemic, managing multiple supply chains and logistic challenges, which included investing in over 1,200m2 of additional storage capacity in Osborne Park. 

Two student accommodation buildings with 750 student beds

Third building housing 40 apartments and 60 hotel rooms

57,400m2 of combined GFA


2023 WA Architecture Awards

  • The John Septimus Roe Award for Urban Design