Building for the future
Supported by the federal government through its Education Investment Fund, the University is investing in a $385 million building project to house the Charles Perkins Centre. When complete, it will provide a state-of-the-art research and education hub to support academics and students from all disciplines working in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Located in close proximity to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the faculties of Medicine, Science and Veterinary Science, the building will cover 46,700 square metres – almost twice the surface area of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Clearance of the site began in February 2011. Early works are underway, following the appointment of Brookfield Multiplex as the construction contractor in December 2011. Occupation is expected in 2014.
Current key indicative program milestones include:
|Commence early works, site clearance and demolition||February 2011|
|Prepare and issue main building tender documents||May/June 2011|
|Award building contract||December 2011|
|Complete early works||July 2012|
|Complete base building||December 2013|
|Final fitout and occupation||December 2013 to February 2014|
The new building
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