Plans lodged for UoN's city campus
The University of Newcastle is making progress with their $95million city campus, NeW Space with plans now lodged with the State government.
Local architects EJE have collaborated with Melbourne firm Lyons Architecture to develop a space that more than 2,500 students and 400 staff will occupy.
Early concepts for a technology rich, 10 storey high, vertical campus were revealed for the CBD education precinct in March this year. The site allocated for NeW Space is on the corner of Auckland and Hunter Streets. The building is due to be completed in time for the 2017 academic year.
According to architect firm EJE, NeWSpace has been conceived to become a great gathering space allowing the University to add to the life of inner city Newcastle. It will create spaces for students, academics and the community to meet and gather in a variety of
ways, both formally and informally.
The University says a development application for the project will be lodged at the end of June and it will be processed as a state significant development.
$30 million of the funding for the campus development comes from the Australian Government through the Education Investment Fund Regional Priorities Round, $25 million from the NSW state government, and the University has committed an amount of $40 million.