Doubling our student accommodation
An exciting new development is underway that will almost double on-campus student accommodation at the Newcastle campus at Callaghan.
The two-year project to build four contemporary, multi-level apartment complexes will deliver an additional 778 beds to meet the high demand for affordable on-campus accommodation. The development will bring the total number of beds on campus to 1,700.
The buildings will complement the unique bushland setting and have been designed in line with industry best-practice environmental principles.
The new development is part of a $100 million investment in student accommodation, which includes refurbishments to existing residences and additional parking for residence.
The contract for the building project was awarded to John Holland Group in December 2012 and site preparation began in January 2013. Construction will take about two years, with the first students scheduled to move in in early 2015.
The building was designed by Architectus, an industry leader in student accommodation, education-sector architecture and sustainable design.
The development of the residential precinct is a major infrastructure project for the University and the Hunter region that will create up to 350 jobs during construction.
For construction impacts and to learn more about the accomodation please see the information for staff and students.
For all enquiries relating to the construction progress of the new student accommodation project, please contact Infrastructure and Facilities Services.
For all other enquiries, please contact accommodation on +61 2 4924 1000.
The BBQ area within the new student accommodation development
The building plan
An example of a communal space within the new student accommodation development
The construction zone
A view of the buildings
Green space has been incorporated as part of the new student accommodation development
A view of the ground floor
The plans for the new student accommodation project
A view of the accommodation from the bridge
The building entry of the new student accommodation development