The University of Sydney is finalising plans to build a state-of-the-art facility for its Business School in Darlington.

The development of the Abercrombie Precinct aligns with the University’s vision to create a dynamic place of engagement for students, researchers, staff and the wider community.

The site is bordered by Darlington Lane to the north, Codrington Street to the east, Abercrombie Street to the south and Darlington Public School to the west.

The new precinct will include:

  • the new Business School building
  • a state-of-the-art learning hub
  • a student accommodation building

Cutting-edge facilities

The new building will replace outdated learning and teaching facilities. The project represents the single largest increase in University learning facilities since the 1960s, including:

  • a 500-seat and 300-seat lecture theatres
  • three lecture theatres (300 seats each)
  • eight 100-seat case study rooms
  • 40 seminar rooms of varying size
  • a learning hub
  • 1500 square metres of informal learning space.

In total, the building will provide over 11,000 square metres of new high-quality learning and teaching space.

View our project gallery for a snapshot of images and plans that have been submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Key components

The key components of the Abercrombie Precinct Redevelopment project include staged delivery of the following:

  • subdivision of the site to consolidate existing lots (including the closure of Rose Street and Boundary Lane) and create two development lots
  • demolition of all buildings and structures within the site, with the exception of the existing Economics and Business Building (H69)
  • bulk and detailed earthworks across the site
  • a Business School comprising a number of separate buildings of no more than 5 levels, providing a total gross floor area of approximately 30,000 square metres
  • ancillary works, including servicing and minor works to Darlington Public School.