An exciting new $100 million development is underway at that will almost double on-campus student accommodation at the Newcastle campus at Callaghan.

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.

Project updates

  • Update from April 2013
  • Update from April 2014
  • The Rooms

    Take a virtual tour of a 6 bedroom apartment and see what the rooms at our newest accommodation offering will look like.  Using the interactive floor plan you can check out photos of the furnished apartment or click on the video icon to take a virtual tour.

    Apartment floor plan 

    More information

    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.

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