A new hub for research and teaching
The 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 health and research precinct with links to nearby affiliated medical research institutes and the hospital.
Scheduled to open from Semester One, 2014, 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.
Project update: April 2013
Construction for the new building is progressing on time and to budget.
- A major milestone in the project has just been reached - the concrete structure of the building is now complete.
- The first sections of the new façade on the north and south elevations of the building have been installed.
- The project now moves into the next phase and is on schedule for the structure of the new facility to be completed early 2014.
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.