A dedicated specialist research facility with seven levels of cutting-edge labs and facilities is being built in the heart of the UTS campus.
Construction of the striking new building responds to growing demand for purpose-built research space for the Faculty of Science and will create further opportunities for UTS to generate industry engagement and undertake high-impact research.
The vision for a new research facility constructed on the site of the former University Hall was revealed in 2017. It is being built as an addition to Building 4 and will have seamless connections with the existing Science building.
The project involves the demolition of University Hall and construction of the new building. Works commenced in January 2019 and construction completion is projected for October 2020.
The work of renowned H2o Architects, the design for the Science Research Building responds to our existing campus while making a bold statement about UTS’s future.
The façade, which will be visible from Turner Lane and the Harris St footbridge, features metallic, shingle-style cladding with colourful window reveals. A lightning strike design is inspired by UTS’s youthful energy and innovative spirit. Extensive glazing will allow for strong visual connections from the street to within the building while flooding the interiors with light.
Laboratory spaces will be built to respond to the changing needs of researchers with a focus on innovation, collaboration and flexibility.
April 2019: Building on UTS's strong reputation for research
February 2019: Work ramps up on site of high-tech Science Research Building
Location: UTS City campus, Broadway precinct
Project commences: January 2019
Project completion: October 2020
Project team: Facilities Management Operations (UTS project manager); H2o (lead architect); Kane Constructions (head contractor)