A new hub for research and teaching
The research and education hub of the Charles Perkins Centre is a 49,500 square metre state-of-the-art building designed to support collaboration and new ways of thinking. The building is supported by the federal government through its Education Investment Fund.
Located on the north-west boundary of the University’s Camperdown Campus, bordering St John's College and in close proximity to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), the hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration and multidisciplinary research, creating a research and education precinct with links to nearby affiliated medical research institutes and the hospital.
With teaching scheduled to commence in Semester One, the new building comprises a structure of six floors, plus three basement levels, and an area of approximately 49,500 square metres – almost twice the surface area of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Construction for the new building is progressing ahead of schedule time and under budget.
Highlights this month include:
- Practical completion of the building is targeted for 20 December 2013.
- Installation of the data network has commenced with wireless networking and data to be available throughout the building.
- Internal services and fit-out works are continuing with laboratory and teaching furniture being installed in the wet and dry lab spaces.
Transition Leadership Group
The Transition Leadership Group has been set up to manage the process relating to the move into the new building.
The group is chaired by the Academic Director, with membership including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), deans of affected faculties, and related heads of schools and disciplines.