The University of Canberra has a vision to create comfortable, attractive, safe and technology-enabled spaces and residences to foster an enriched environment for living and learning. We will continue to invest in new and refurbished infrastructure that fosters high-quality, collaborative and enriched educational and research experiences.
We are also working hard to transform the physical and functional environment of UC's Canberra campus into a unique realm that serves as a connected hub for our worldwide activities supported through our Campus Development program and our vision for The Educated Life.
Find out more about our current projects below.
6B45 is being refurbished into a new flat floor active leaning space. The design focuses on creating spaces for students to collaborate and work together with access to technology and display screens.
- 10 x 9 person tables with USB power, height adjustable tables, digital display and collaboration screens;
- Pinboard and whiteboard surfaces at each table;
- Two large projector screens;
- Accessible design throughout the space and
- Designed for comfort, acoustics and collaboration.
Works will commence in March with initial demolition followed by construction.
Building 5, Level C is being refurbished to provide new workspace accommodation for UC Professional Staff. Cox Architecture are engaged as Principle Consultants and through their sub-consultants, SixIdeas, undertook a consultation process with representatives of UC's professional teams to describe the way our teams function, and what we need for our work now and into the future.
Consultation feedback has led to the development of the "Our Space" design philosophy which directly speaks to UC’s lived experience: who we are; how we work; who we work with; what we need; and how we want to be positioned for the future.
Construction works have now commenced on site, with demolition currently underway. Works are expected to continue into September. For your safety, please ensure all instructions provided around the construction site are adhered to.
In 2020, a new student study space in Building 10 will provide students in this building with a place to study and relax around their classes and workshops. The project includes a refurbished space opening into the main foyer with meeting tables, study booths, study pods and a variety of flexible furniture. A new tea point will be added alongside access to power and USB charging points.
The project is currently in detailed design stage with works due to commence in 2020.
Located on the northern edge of the UC campus, opposite the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research, Moran Health Care Group, in partnership with the University will develop a 150-bed Aged Care Facility. The development, part of the University's Campus Development Program, the development will provide a mix of specially designed low and high care offerings, in a beautiful connected setting. In addition, the facility will include an integrated Seniors Day Respite Centre, Early Learning Centre for up to 150 places and NDIS apartments.
The University is excited to have Moran partner with the University in this development that will bring benefits to both organisations. The development will support students studying and learning and the University with employment, work-integrated learning and clinical and education placement opportunities. It will also provide research opportunities for staff and students and engage closely on professional development and best practice.
Construction is scheduled to commence early 2020 and open in 2022.
Detailed design is currently underway for the Ngunnawal Centre, with the layout approved and the materials and finishes being refined. Construction and fit-out for the new space has commenced with the opening set for the end of 2019.
From December 2018 the Ngunnawal Centre will be temporarily relocated Building 9, until its final move into the new UC Lodge location in 2019.
UC is leading a project, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), to deliver Clinical Training Facilities (CTF) and Student Accommodation (SA) at Bega, Moruya and Cooma. The project is funded by the Australian Government via the Health and Hospital Fund Program Regional Priority Initiative and aims to support integrated and collaborative professional training opportunities for a range of health students in regional communities. All three Clinical Training Facilities will be located on Hospital land; at Bega's South East Regional Hospital, Moruya District Hospital and Cooma Hospital and Health Service.
These Projects aim to:
- Engage closely with the region and provide facilities that support clinical training capacity for nursing & midwifery, allied health and medical students, including into non-traditional source primary care, community, private and other settings;
- Provide a space allowing for the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and contribution to research in the regions;
- Facilitate collaborative working between UC, ANU and the local Hospitals in developing a multidisciplinary workforce to support the regions;
- Engage closely with the local health workforce to provide opportunities for professional development and training;
- Enhance engagement with the region in meeting the needs of the local communities; and
- Boost regional and indigenous student participation in tertiary education health training. Construction works for Bega CTF, SA and Cooma CTF have commenced and are due for completion in the first half of 2020.Tenders have now closed for construction of Cooma SA and evaluation is underway. Moruya CTF and SA are continuing in concept design.
Bega Clinical Training Facility - Artists Perspective
Bega Clinical Training Facility - Construction commenced
Bega Clinical Training Facility and Student Accommodation - Artists Perspective
Bega Clinical Training Facility and Student Accommodation - Construction commenced
Moruya Clinical Training Facility - Photo to be updated
Moruya Student Accommodation - Photo to be updated
Cooma Clinical Training Facility - Artists Perspective
Cooma Clinical Training Facility - construction commenced
Cooma Student Accommodation - Photo to be updated
Under the backlog maintenance scheme, Campus estate is completing a schedule of works to address a series of issues across the Bruce campus, all to be completed in time for semester 1 2020. These works include;
- Fire Indicator Panel & Building Occupancy Warning system upgrade to buildings 3, 7 and 12.
- Upgrades to Emergency and Exit Lighting for buildings 3, 12 and 27.
- Combined security upgrade to the whole campus
- Upgrades to Building 2 main lecture theatres lighting and AV systems
- Electrical Main Switch Board (MSB) upgrades for Building 8
- Rectification of non compliant car park boom gates across campus