NUspace

NUspace is a $95 million landmark education precinct in the heart of Newcastle's CBD, harnessing the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience.

NUspace is part of the University of Newcastle’s City campus, offering University-supported activities across all faculties including:

  • digital library services and information commons
  • collaborative learning and research spaces
  • work integrated learning
  • facilities for industry, professional and community engagement
  • social spaces.

Lyons Architecture teamed with local firm, EJE Architecture, to create the iconic NUspace. The building was designed to maximise the commanding views to surrounding landmarks with views through to Stockton, across the harbour and up to The Hill. NUspace shows the region at its best.

Another highlight of the building is the contemporary teaching spaces, which reflect new ways of learning that focus on collaboration and group work, as well as harnessing technology. Standard lecture theatres have been replaced with flexible working spaces and booth seating. The customised teaching spaces are located on the first three levels. Levels 4 to 8 feature smaller teaching spaces, and staff areas. Scattered throughout NUspace are social spaces and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

Services in NUspace include secure bike storage for over 215 bikes for staff and students located in the former loading dock of University House, plus showers and lockers. A café is located on the ground floor of NUspace operating from Monday to Saturday.

The NUspace smart design has been awarded 5 green stars. With a focus on sustainability and minimising energy consumption, features of the building include external sun shading, high performance double glazing and thermally engineered aluminium frames. NUspace maximises natural ventilation, and uses rainwater harvesting and reuse for toilet flushing and landscape irrigation.

NUspace 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.

For more information on the building and its key features check out our feature brochure.

NUspace is a $95 million landmark education building developed by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD. The NUspace development project was 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.