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Opening July 2024

Student accomodation in Carlton, Melbourne

Introducing brand new, state-of-the-art student accommodation, offering generous room sizes and incredible communal areas that foster friendship and community. Located on the doorstep of University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School and the buzzing CBD, Scape Leicester features a rooftop terrace with BBQ area and an epic gaming lounge for those intense Fortnite battles!

Students will also love the curated quite spaces (a haven for those late-night cram sessions), as well as the collaborative study spaces for brainstorming those big ideas.

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Rooms

BRAND NEW, DESIGNER LIVING

Set across 13 levels, you can choose between our private Signature, Signature Plus or Ultra Studios, super-sized 1 Bed Suites or 2 bedroom Shared Apartments featuring double beds and a lounge area.

You will love the generous proportions of Scape Leicester, including lounge areas and balconies in a range of rooms. All rooms feature beautiful study areas - a haven for those late-night cram sessions before you head back to your friends for a well-deserved break.
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Set across 13 levels, you can choose between our private Signature, Signature Plus or Ultra Studios, super-sized 1 Bed Suites or 2 bedroom Shared Apartments featuring double beds and a lounge area.

You will love the generous proportions of Scape Leicester, including lounge areas and balconies in a range of rooms. All rooms feature beautiful study areas - a haven for those late-night cram sessions before you head back to your friends for a well-deserved break.
  • Signature Studio
  • Signature Plus Studio
  • Ultra Studio
  • 1 Bed Suite
  • Shared Apartment
Scape supports an inclusive environment for all students, if you have a specific accessibility requirement, get in touch to see how we can support your needs.
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What's Included

We've got you covered

Live your best student lifestyle at Scape with 24/7 support, top-notch security, convenient all-inclusive billing, plus an exciting calendar bursting with social events, mentorship programs and internship opportunities.
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24/7 Security

Our specialist trained staff are here for you around the clock, so you feel safer, calmer and more at home.
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All Utilities Included

Bills? Who needs bills while studying? To help take life admin out of the equation, we offer an all-inclusive package.
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Events program

From famous illusionists to llamas & lattes to road trip adventures, we’ll curate a lifestyle that will allow you to shine.
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Lightning fast WIFI

Enjoy unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi to power all your devices, so you can study, surf, stream and game at the speed of fun.
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Scape Community

You’re not just a resident. You’re part of a thriving community. You’ll feel engaged, energised and inspired.
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Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 access to support services via our ScapexSonder Safety App

What’s around

WHAT’S AROUND CARLTON

Scape Leicester is located in Carlton, just north of Melbourne's CBD and on the doorstop of University of Melbourne and Melbourne Law School. It's a fantastic area for students with a buzzing neighbourhood know for it's "Little Italy" on Lygon Street with amazing pizzerias and the fashionable cafes around Elgin Street near the La Mama Theatre.
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Scape Leicester is located in Carlton, just north of Melbourne's CBD and on the doorstop of University of Melbourne and Melbourne Law School. It's a fantastic area for students with a buzzing neighbourhood know for it's "Little Italy" on Lygon Street with amazing pizzerias and the fashionable cafes around Elgin Street near the La Mama Theatre.

Explore the Area around Scape Leicester

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Queen Victoria Market

Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Queen Victoria Market is a major landmark in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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Carlton Gardens

1-111 Carlton St, Carlton

The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site, and is home to the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. It's a beautiful place to have a picnic, read a book or get in some exercise.
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Hareruya Pantry

15-17 Lincoln Square S, Carlton VIC 3053

A sun-dappled convenience store, connecting Melbourne with specialty house-made Japanese gelato, pastries, bento, onigiri, sando and drinks.
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Humble Rays

130-138 Leicester St Carlton, VIC

This vibrant café serves up unique eats and coffee, boasting subway tiles, lush plants, and a colorful mural.
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State Library Victoria

328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The State Library Victoria is the state library of the Australian state of Victoria. Located in Melbourne, it was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world.
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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

The Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

Everything you need to know

Scape Leicester FAQs

What’s included at Scape Leicester?

All your utilities including electricity, water and heating, plus unlimited broadband internet are included with your rent. There are no additional bills to worry about. A packed calendar bursting with exclusive events, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities where you can experience other cultures and make friends at the same time.

Do I need to be a student to live at Scape Leicester?

Yes, Scape’s student accommodation is purpose built for students and a confirmation of enrolment is required to secure your room. Looking for accommodation but not a student? Scape Suites are available at two locations in the heart of Melbourne that offer luxe apartment living with flexible leases, amazing spaces, services on-demand all wrapped in one simple cost. Book a tour to check it out today.

Can I take a look around?

We would love you to, however Scape Leicester is currently under construction and due to open July 2024 (ready for Semester 2 accommodation). Stay tuned for when tours may become available. In the meantime, we offer both in-person and virtual tours of all our other Scape properties in Melbourne. You can book a tour at our other properties today.

How close is Scape Leicester to university?

Scape Leicester is conveniently located to a range of universities and campuses in Melbourne and easily accessible by public transport so you can easily get to class without having to worry about traffic or parking.

  • RMIT University is just a 7-minute walk or a tram down Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne is a 3 minute walk, and Melbourne Law School is just a 1-minute stroll!
  • Monash University Parkville Campus is a 15-minute tram ride away
  • Victoria University is a 10 minute tram ride
  • You can take the tram to La Trobe University City Campus in about 15 minutes or via a 25-minute walk

Where’s the nearest public transport to Scape Leicester?

Scape Leicester is a good place to live if you want to be close public transport in Melbourne.

There are a few tram stops nearby just a 3-minute walk away. Trams run frequently to all parts of the city, making it easy to get to class, work, or explore the city. If you’re taking the tram, you can get to most parts of the city in under 30 minutes.

Just a 7-minute walk away is Melbourne Central train station, located underneath the Melbourne Central shopping centre. This train line will take you to all the major stations in the CBD, as well as to other parts of Melbourne, such as South Yarra and Footscray.

Flinders Street Station is also a 19-minute walk or 10-minute tram ride away and is a major transportation hub, with trains running to all parts of Melbourne and beyond.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the closest bus stop within walking distance of Scape Leicester Street is 2 minutes away. Buses will take you to a variety of destinations around Melbourne, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Melbourne Museum, and the Queen Victoria Market.

What shops are close to Scape Leicester?

If you’re looking for a big-name store or a local gem, you’re sure to find it all within a short walk or tram ride of Scape Leicester.

A one-stop shop for all your shopping, dining, and entertainment needs, Melbourne Central is a 7-minute walk away and is home to over 300 stores. It also has several restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a cinema complex.

QV is an upscale shopping centre is only a 6-minute walk from Scape Leicester and has over 120 stores, including fashion, homewares, and specialty boutiques.

How often do I pay my rent?

The easiest way to pay your rent is through our fortnightly direct debit system. We also have full upfront payment options. If you wish to pay the full rent amount in one lump sum, you can do this with a credit or debit card at Reception or by bank transfer. International transfers or credit card payments may result in a surcharge from your bank.

What is a Bond? And how do I pay it?

The bond is a security deposit registered with the appropriate state-based authority and covers any damage you may cause to the room. Don’t worry, this excludes normal wear and tear. You will receive an email 10 days before your contract start date asking you to pay a security deposit through the Resident Portal.

It is refundable at the end of your stay with us if there are no damages, your room is left clean and there is no outstanding rent. You will receive an email when your bond is ready to be returned. Release of your bond from the state-based authority will either be transferred into an Australian bank account of your choice which is the preferred method, or you can arrange for a cheque to be sent to you.

When do I sign my contract?

Would you like an express check-in? If you complete your pre-arrival process before arrival your check-in will only take 10 minutes. If you haven’t completed your pre-arrival process, your check-in could take up to 30 minutes.

What do I need to do to complete an express check in?

Your contract will be available 8 weeks prior to your contract start date via our Resident Portal. Once logged in to the portal, you will be able to review and sign your contract prior to arriving at Scape. Make sure to give yourself enough time to read the contract carefully before signing. Once completed, we’ll send you a copy of the final signed contract via email for your records.

You’ll also need to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment and Photo ID, plus complete your emergency contact and rent payment information

Do I need to bring my own bedspread, quilt and pillow?

Yes. However, to make life easier, these items may be purchased on our website when booking your room, or via our Resident Portal, and can be ready for you on check-in. They can also be purchased from Reception, subject to availability. Get settled early and purchase your bedding pack to guarantee availability.

How do I buy linen and kitchen supplies in advance?

You can log in to our Resident Portal to buy kitchen and bedding before arriving at Scape. Alternatively, you can email the property directly.

Does Scape Leicester have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to Scape Leicester, please visit our Airport Transfer page and complete the form at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival at the airport. Contact your Scape location for pricing.

Alternatively, all major Australian airports have taxi ranks and dedicated pick-up areas for ridesharing services including Didi and Uber that will take you to any of our buildings. There are also public transport options available. Please refer to the following websites to plan your trip in advance – https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/Parking/Ground-transport-options

What time is check-in at Leicester?

Scape Leicester will welcome you at any time of day or night.  To assist with a smooth arrival, we ask residents who plan to arrive outside normal business hours (9.00 to 18.00) to inform us by email at least 72 hours in advance. This way we can make sure a Scape team member is available to greet you.

If you arrive outside of normal business hours, you’ll find contact information at the entrance of the building. Your calls will be answered by a friendly team member who will help you check-in.

What goes on in the communal spaces?

Scape Leicester features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These includes a massive communal kitchen, rooftop garden, private cinema and 24/7 gym. We’ll host resident events in these spaces from time to time, but they can also be booked in advance if you’d like them all to yourself! Scape Leicester is a state-of-the-art building, offering incredible communal areas that foster friendship and community. Scape Leicester also features a rooftop terrace with BBQ area and an epic gaming lounge.

Can friends visit?

Of course! This is your home. If you would like to have a guest stay overnight, that is fine too, but you’ll need to be over 18. Unfortunately, overnight guests aren’t permitted in Shared Apartments or Under 18 rooms. There are also a few rules around guests in the property which staff would be happy to brief you on. You will need to register your guest at Reception, so we know who is in the building for security reasons.

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