Building 55 (George Thompson Building)
This building was named after George D. Thompson, Vice President of RMIT Council, 1963-1968. It houses the RMIT manufacturing facilities.
In late 2009 the “Advanced Manufacturing Precinct” project began; a renovation and extension of the building’s remaining facilities. The project was complete by 2011, re-using existing infrastructure while also managing to update educational facilities in line with current and future demands.
Transport and access
Walking from Cardigan Street, catch a tram at the intersection of Queensbury and Swanston Streets.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.