NeW Space drawing on local talent
Local innovator EJE Architecture has teamed up with national leaders in architecture and urban design, Lyons, to deliver the NeW Space education precinct. Also drawing on local talent, APP’s local team has been appointed as the NeW Space project managers, and the Newcastle offices of engineering firms AECOM and Aurecon have been engaged. Newcastle’s JBA Planning are providing town planning expertise, Coffey Geotechnics are consulting on geotechnical and mine subsidence matters, with AMAC’s Newcastle office providing archaeology services.
It is expected that the project will create up to 120 construction jobs, with the peak of construction occurring from the second half of 2015.
The Lyons / EJE partnership
Lyons is collaborating on NeW Space with local practice EJE Architecture, who brought invaluable local insight into the design approach to the city and site. EJE's team includes specialist heritage architecture expertise for continuing design advice in this historical precinct, as well as architectural services throughout the construction phase. This design collaboration fosters the best of Lyons’ national leading-edge experience in educational facilities, with EJE's strong local presence and knowledge that will bring added value to the University and Newcastle throughout the development of New Space.
Lyons is an architectural and urban design practice based in Melbourne, Australia. The firm designs projects which are responsive to and expressive of a contemporary experience of local and global culture - a world of ideas, new media, technologies and rapidly changing urbanism. With over 70 creative staff, Lyons is one of Australia's leading design practices, with recent notable projects including the RMIT Swanston Academic Building, UNSW Faculty of Law Building, University of Melbourne Brain Centre, Hume City Council’s Offices and the John Curtin School of Medical Research.
EJE Architecture is a multi-disciplinary design practice formed in 1976 and has a staff of 50 with offices in Sydney, Newcastle and the Gold Coast. Their local achievements include the Honeysuckle Hotel and Hunter Stadium, and have already delivered key projects for the University of Newcastle, including the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources at the Callaghan Campus, and the Tamworth Education Centre.
APP – NeW Space Project Managers
APP Corporation is proud to be working with the University to deliver NeW Space. APP’s local team has a history of successfully delivering educational and research facilities for both the University and other organisations across the country.
As Novocastrians and University of Newcastle alumni, APP believe that the NeW Space project will become an important example of how industry can work with the University and the Newcastle community to deliver an enduring legacy for future generations.
APP has been part of the Newcastle business community since 1992 and have successfully managed a number of recent projects for the University including the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER), the new Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) building and APP is currently managing the completion of the new Newcastle Courthouse project.
As the NeW Space Project Manager, APP will provide the technical knowledge and experience to manage the project through all phases from statutory planning approvals through to the development of design and construction, to enable the University to commence operations at the start of the academic year in 2017.