2019/2020 Major works program
Whilst Property Services have a priority focus on providing facilities that are fit-for-purpose and maintained to all codes and regulations, work is also undertaken on major upgrades and new works to support the changing University environment.
Following is a brief look at some of these works.
V Block external artwork
Designed by Senior Lecturer, Stephen Garrett, the uplift to the external facade of B Block provides a bright and welcoming finish as you enter the campus from Kellas Street.
V Block digital lab
The Wedge is a new digital lab for digital printers and other technologies for the School of Arts and Social Sciences. The new space comes complete with modern amenities that provide a comfortable learning space.
Disability Access Program
To continue to improve facilities and access for people with disabilities.
Footpath upgrades continued for improved wheelchair access both in width and incline. The path was upgraded from Japan House to D Block.
To light up the Guido van Helton masterpiece.
Lighting was installed to showcase the 10-storey eye-catching mural at night.
Building C sign
To provide a new illuminated sign facing the airport.
Due for completion in the second quarter of 2020.
To provide a fluid space to support a variety of University events.
Removal of the old library and installation of an AV system, staging, and a caterers kitchen. Remodelling of the space into a modern open plan area.
To provide an essential energy source to support the National Marine Science Centre marine research and aquarium.
Upgrade the existing 28kv generator with a 60kva generator to provide enough energy for up to 12 hours during outages.
Health Sciences Building
Construction of the $12m Health Sciences Building was completed on 16 September 2019. The building boasts seven specialist health laboratories, an outdoor teaching space, dual signage in the Gumbaynggirr language, and an Indigenous garden which features local medicinal plants. The project was completed on time and on budget.
The official opening of the Health Sciences building was on 20 November 2019 and proceedings led by Mr Pat Conaghan MP, Member for Cowper.
Classes will commence in Session One, 2020.