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Construction on Campus

Everything you need to know about the University of Canberra's ongoing improvements can be found here. There is also contact information available for each project manager so that we can stay connected with users.

Please contact 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

Please click on the project's name for further information:

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 has been completed, with fit-out works commenced.

Work has begun on the new Biomedical Laboratory with Cobul Constructions commencing demolition work in Building 3, level D (rooms 3D27 to 3D60). Demolition and enabling works will take about 9 weeks to complete before the new lab can be fitted out. During this time, Level D will be hoarded off and there will be no connection between B3 and B12 on Level D. The lunch room has been relocated to Building 6, level C and Building 27, level D.

Noisy works are generally undertaken before and/or after hours. However instances may occur where it is unavoidable that noisy works take place during day.  For such occasions, it is planned that we provide at least one (1) day notice.

The Enabling aspect of the works relates to disconnecting Level D from the overall B3 service supplies. Supply changes in relation to power, water and generally the building engineering services are a managed approach with emphasis on before and/or after hours works.  Should a shut-down be required during day-time activities, it is planned that we provide at least one (1) day notice.

Please advise Robert Bryce if you feel that your activities require special considerations.

The contractor has been instructed to ensure utmost cleanliness and to assist on this issue has provided a dedicated resource for cleaning purposes as necessary. The contractor will provide legislative and UC required signage but if you feel something is amiss please advise.

The two (2) disabled parking spaces in the lane between B3 and B27 are temporarily unavailable. This area is required to accommodate the rubbish chute. Parking in B27 ‘Undercroft’ has been relocated to the front of B27.

Please note the above is a temporary measure.


In the first instance, the following UC contacts apply:

  • Sven Adler, Consulting Project Manager: 02 6201 5694
  • Robert Bryce, Technical Services Manager: 0408 125 938

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 (Buildings 6 and 11). The refurbishments are now complete, including upgrades to teaching and staff spaces, new open offices and break out areas.

Building 7 Facade Render

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.

Construction Progress

Building 7 Phase 1Building 7 Phase 2

B28 Lift Annex exterior

The Building 28 Lift Annex was constructed to provide a staircase and an additional lift to Building 28 (Health Hub) to cater for the large amount of people who use the services in the building.

The annex development provides additional waiting areas on Levels B and C as well as a meeting room on Level D.

The existing lift has also been replaced to ensure compatibility with the new lift via an integrated system to provide optimal performance.

The exterior of the annex features a combination of black oxide concrete and copper on the eastern fa├žade, large windows for views to the beautiful gum-trees to the north and white precast concrete to the west.

Canberra Specialist Medical Centre 3D RenderFollowing an initial announcement in 2016, the University has finalised its agreement with Integrated Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) and Queensland-based Cornerstone Building Developments (CBD) to develop an Integrated Cancer Care Facility on campus.

ICON Integrated Cancer Centres bring together medical oncology, haematology, radiation oncology and pharmacy to deliver a true end-to-end service for patients. Integrated centres deliver all aspects of a patient’s cancer treatment at the one site, from diagnosis to making a patient’s chemotherapy, providing onsite pharmacy support and giving treatment for radiation and/or chemotherapy.

The Radiation Oncology Centre will increase the availability of radiation and medical oncology services in the ACT and surrounding region, while also providing significant training and research opportunities for some of the University's staff and students.

The facility will enable students to undertake clinical placements in a range of disciplines, including nursing, diagnostic pathology, and pharmacy degrees.

Academic staff and research students will be able to collaborate on service provision and undertake research activities across different areas, including medical oncology, radiation oncology and chemotherapy.

The three-level building will be constructed and owned by CBD and will include two levels for ICON’s operations, and additional tenancy and specialty suites. The University will also be a tenant and include provision of a student-led clinic and research into allied health treatments, complementary to ICON’s treatment services.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will construction start?

Perimeter fencing has been established around the construction site with construction works commencing January 2018.

How long will construction take?

Construction of the facility will take approximately 12 months, with completion expected towards the end of 2018.

Where is construction taking place and what parts of campus will be affected?

The facility is being constructed on the site of the existing car park 17, located adjacent to Building 27. A replacement car park will be constructed for campus users’ convenience adjacent to the Health Hub (Building 28). Roads within the vicinity of the construction site, such as Allawoona Street, will be subject to periodic works. Campus users will be notified of any temporary traffic changes ahead of time.

Where can I park during construction?

It is anticipated the replacement car park, which will expand the existing Health Hub car park, will open during Semester 1 2018. In addition, arrangements for temporary parking will be in place, meaning there will be minimal inconveniences during peak times on campus during the year.

The new car park expansion will have a similar number of parking spaces to those made unavailable in car park 17. Campus users who use car park 17 are encouraged to use other car parks on campus from November 2017 to January 2018.

What are the long term traffic impacts along Allawoona St?

The University will be undertaking a number of estate works as part of traffic flow improvements to Allawoona St. A redesign will be undertaken to car parks 17 and 28 (Health Hub) to improve the queueing arrangements. This will improve the speed which cars are able to enter the Health Hub and reduce on-road disruption.

The construction of the University of Canberra Public Hospital and road extension (Pantowora St) will also provide permeability in the road network, providing additional options for vehicles entering and exiting the Campus. In addition, the road works include modifications to the phasing and sequencing of existing traffic lights at the Ginninderra Dr intersection to provide greater capacity for the turns and intersection clearance.

The overall design of estate works acknowledges the intent for Allawoona Street including traffic volumes and function of the wider network.

How will queueing into the Health Hub car park be affected by the replacement car park?

In designing the replacement car park, traffic queueing and congestion issues along Allawoona St and entry and exit into the existing Health Hub car park have been considered as part of the overall design. The current boom gate entrance will be reconfigured to allow for a longer queueing distance within the boundary of the Health Hub car park. In addition, the existing exit lane will become a secondary entry point, directly entering the new section of the car park. Two new exit lanes will be created further along Allawoona St to improve traffic flow along this road as well as exit congestion. These solutions combined create opportunities to further reduce queueing that occurs on Allawoona St during peak traffic flow periods in the mornings and afternoons.

Will construction disrupt lectures and tutorials?

Construction will not disrupt teaching, learning or general operations of the University. With the exception of car park 17, construction will not restrict access to or cause the closure of any campus facilities. Staff, students and campus’ users will be kept informed of any changes if needed.

Will construction disrupt traffic flow on campus?

There will be a slight increase in traffic on campus as a result of construction activity. However, it is not expected that there will be any significant disruption to the road network. Any temporary road closures will be communicated with campus users ahead of time.

What about noise?

The University does not anticipate noise being an issue during construction of the facility. If you become aware of any noise or disruptions, please contact the Campus Estate team.

How can I stay up to date on construction progress?

Information on the project will be available on the Campus Estate website. Regular updates will be offered to students and staff through the weekly Bulletin. If you have a query relating to the project or would like to stay up to date with construction progress, please email

Construction has commenced to extend Car Park 4 (known as the Car Park 4a Extension), located off the roundabout at the Hayden Drive entry to the Campus. The Works will provide an additional 200 temporary gravel car parking spaces ahead of Semester 1 2018.

Temporary traffic management will be in place during the car park 4a extension works. Updates on progress will be provided here and through the UC Bulletin.

Future car parking works will include an extension to Car Park 28 (known as the Car Park 28a Extension). Construction for this is expected to begin during Semester 1 2018.

Car Park 4a Works

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

UC Lodge Detail

On 31 January 2017, 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 student residence received welcome attention in the Canberra Times: 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.

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

UCPH Carpark Render

Adjacent to the UC Public Hospital, the University has commenced construction of the University of Canberra Hospital (UCPH) Car Park. With more than 500 car spaces over five levels, once complete the Car Park will service the Hospital and future building development planned in the vicinity by the Moran Health Group.

The public opening of the car park will coincide with operational commencement of the UCPH in 2018. Additionally, an extension of Pantowora Street will be completed concurrently, directly linking the Health Precinct to the University Heartland.

Access to the work site will be undertaken via Pantowora St, with clearly marked signs highlighting the site entrance. All effort will be taken to minimise impact to the normal functioning of the University during the construction period.

Construction Progress

UCPH Carpark progress