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Abercrombie Precinct a step closer to reality

18 Jun 2013

The University of Sydney Business School's Abercrombie Precinct redevelopment has taken a large step towards becoming a reality, following the appointment of John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited , as head contractor for the project.

"The announcement of this contract is a major milestone for the Abercrombie Precinct redevelopment," said Professor Tyrone Carlin, Co-Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. "John Holland has an extensive track record of delivering educational facilities of the highest standard across Australia, and we are very confident in their ability to provide a state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facility to serve as the flagship home of the Business School."

John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said the contract award further recognises John Holland as a leading provider of educational facilities in Australia.

"We have a long history of operating as a trusted partner of both public and private organisations, delivering integrated, intelligent, and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of these facilities," Mr. Palin said.

"John Holland has a strong track record in constructing tertiary facilities, including the redevelopment of the Southbank Institute of Technology in Queensland, Urbanest student accommodation facilities in both Brisbane and Adelaide and the Medical Sciences buildings and Institute of Marine & Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania," he continued.

Work on the Abercrombie Precinct Project site is expected to recommence on 1 July, 2013 following a ceremonial sod-turning event. When complete, the Abercrombie Precinct Project will provide five floors of teaching, learning and administrative facilities, including a 550-seat lecture theatre, three 300-seat lecture theatres, eight 100-seat case study rooms, and a range of other purpose-designed spaces to benefit students and staff of the University, and the wider community.

For more details, or to follow the progress of the project, please visit the Abercrombie Precinct project website.

For further information on John Holland, please visit the John Holland website.