NeW Space is a $95 million landmark education precinct under development by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD.
The project received state significant development (SSD) approval in February 2015 and the UON awarded the Principal Contractor contract to Hansen Yuncken in May 2015 after a lengthy and in-depth procurement process. A commencement celebration was recently held on the site, marking the official turning of the sod that signifys the commencement of construction on site.
The new precinct is a significant revitalisation project for the city of Newcastle and will host a range of University-supported activities including:
- business and law programs
- digital library services and information commons
- collaborative learning and research spaces
- facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community
- social learning spaces.
Although initially for the the delivery of business and law programs, NeW Space will be a resource for the entire University community across different disciplinary and knowledge fields. Developed as a technology-rich and engaging site, NeW Space will provide a unique platform for our staff to develop and test innovative ideas and to deliver a 'next generation' university experience for students.
NeW Space is supported by Australian Government funding of $30 million through the Education Investment Fund Regional Priorities Round, NSW Government funding of $25 million, and $40 million invested by the University.