Student accommodation development has commenced
Work has commenced for the new student accommodation buildings at the Callaghan campus. This exciting development represents the largest undertaking of new student accommodation for the University since the construction of Edwards Hall in 1972.
The project will deliver almost 780 new beds over four multi-level buildings, easing the demand for affordable contemporary student accommodation. The building's design is sympathetic to the unique bushland setting of the campus and aims to encourage student interaction with communal areas for recreation and study as well as a movie room, e-library and music room.
John Holland was awarded the contract in January after an extensive tender process and has commenced site preparation work. These works include the installation of the site fencing, ground clearing and the removal of the tennis courts to make way for the new facilities.
Additionally there have been some changes to pedestrian access and student accommodation parking for the duration of the construction. Pedestrian access behind Edwards Hall past the tennis courts has been closed. Pedestrians will now be required to access the University using the footpath alongside the Ring Road from car park No 11. This pedestrian closure may impact on staff that park in car park 15 and directional signage has been erected along the route.
Further information about the project is available at the Student Accomodation website