Commencement Ceremony held for NeW Space
A special Commencement Ceremony was held on the NeW Space site on 29 May.
Representatives from the University of Newcastle, project managers APP Corporation, principal contractor Hansen Yuncken and the design team of Lyons and EJE Architecture joined with special guests to mark the commencement of construction of this major revitalisation project.
The University of Newcastle considers the project as an extremely important component of its evolution and the revitalisation of the Newcastle CBD.
At the ceremony Vice-Chancellor Caroline McMillen said “The NeW Space development is the cornerstone to realising the University of Newcastle’s wider education and business precinct in the city, delivering life and economic vibrancy back into the city.
“Creating a campus specifically tailored to embrace the new trends in teaching and learning and optimising the impact technology can play in this environment will keep UoN at the forefront on innovative education.”
It was also announced that the NeW Space project has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating, by the Green Building Council of Australia. This rating represents ‘Australian Excellence’ in environmentally sustainable design and is a first for the Hunter
Pictured: Louise Morrison (Hansen Yuncken), Damian Burke (UON), Matthew Rayment(APP), David Beslich ( Hansen Yuncken Chairman) Paul Jeans (UON Chancellor), Caroline McMillen (UON VC and President), Jonathan Russell (Hansen Yuncken), Ethan Clarke (APP), Michael Pratt (Hansen Yuncken), Peter Friend (Hansen Yuncken), Scott Finlayson (EJE Architecture), Anthony Furniss (EJE Architecture)