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Construction on Campus

How our campus is growing and changing- everything you need to know about the University of Canberra's ongoing improvements can be found here. On our project pages you can explore our major construction projects and facility upgrades currently underway as well as some minor refurbishment works below. There is also contact information available for each project manager so that we can stay connected with our users needs.

The Project Delivery Team

Th project delivery team is responsible for the following:

  • Current Construction and Refurbishment Projects
  • Infrastructure and their management
  • Project details, progress and benefits once complete
  • Project's immediate impact on access to buildings and the grounds

The Project Delivery Team pages are here to inform staff, students and visitors about new construction projects and refurbishments to existing buildings so that campus users can remain informed and involved in the evolution of UC. Please contact the nominated project manager or the Project Delivery Team via email with any questions about our new buildings, improved buildings and goals for a better campus in the future

Current Projects On Campus

Please click on the project's name for further information

UC Lodge Detail

On 31st January, UC Lodge formally opened it’s doors to nearly 500 students who will be able to live and study on campus and  brings the total number of students living on campus up to 2476. The opening of the new Halls of residence received welcome attention in the Canberra Times: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/university-of-canberra-adds-almost-500-more-beds-to-its-student-accommodation-20170131-gu2rlt.html This is a major milestone towards the completion of the new hall of residence.  The next steps will see the spaces on the ground level being occupied for a range of public and private communal uses that will enhance the student experience. These include new office accommodation and a culture and arts space which will be surrounded by paved and landscaped areas integrating the new facilities within the campus. Exciting details will be released on the new features as they come online.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Geoff Murray (Project Manager) via email

Lighting upgrade project

The Campus Lighting Upgrade works are undertaken in a number of campus locations through dedicated projects or integrated with other E&FM projects. The new campus lighting will create a more aesthetic, user friendly and safe environment for all staff and students living, working and studying at the University of Canberra.

Being the latest in LED technology the new campus lighting will contribute to UC's endeavors to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce its carbon footprint.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Luka Kaleb via email or on (02) 6201 5559

UCPH Hospital update

The UCPH comprises 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services and will provide an environment solely focused on rehabilitation and support for those with chronic conditions, recovering from surgery, or with metal health issues to assist them to live successfully in the community.

The UCPH will be Canberra’s third public hospital and will be built on the University of Canberra campus in Bruce. The hospital will offer a range of rehabilitation services, support people in their recovery as well as provide targeted clinical services for older people and people with mental health issues.It will focus on supporting people in an environment that is specifically designed for rehabilitation, without the intense areas of surgery, an Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Clients will be supported to become more independent by addressing challenges and developing skills and resources to promote successful community living and an enhanced quality of life.

Features of the hospital include specially designed therapy and support spaces, including gyms, a hydrotherapy pool, kitchens and rehabilitation courtyards. In addition to this, ACT Health is partnering with the University of Canberra to provide a research and teaching facility. It will continue the ACT’s integration of clinical and teaching environments for the benefit of our current and future health care providers.

Construction of the hospital commenced in early 2016 and is expected to be complete in 2018

Building 11b detail

The Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, and the Faculty of Business Government & Law have both recently been relocated into dedicated buildings. The original Buildings 6 and 11 are now undergoing renovations, including the upgrade of teaching and staff spaces. Open office and break out areas will be new features.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Monika Batinic-Špelic via email or on (02) 6201 5890

Building 7 fascade Building 7 Fascade construction

The Faculty of Arts & Design (FAD) will soon have a centralised home in Building 7.  The new space will project a more appropriate ambience of creativity and innovation.  The design will accommodate the Faculty's increasing engagement with external stakeholders and industry partners of both national and international importance.

Building 3 HVAC works

The Building 3  Refurbishment project is proposed to become the "IAE/ ESTeM Precinct Staged Refurbishment" project including Buildings 3, 27 and 6 over a number of years. A master planning study has been completed for the Precinct. Scoping is currently underway and includes the design, procurement and delivery of  modern adaptive teaching and research Laboratories on Levels A & D.

Demolition  completed and ready for the next stage in due course- the fit-out works.