Demolition done in Building 5C, now to create the new spaces
A refurbishment project spanning levels 2–4 of Building 5C for Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) and the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation has checked off its first milestone – completion of strip-out and demolition on all three floors.
With the lead contractor, SHAPE, due to start on site in mid-November, attention has turned to the fit-out on levels 2 and 3 for DAB’s School of the Built Environment.
Artist's illustration of the collaborative classroom on level 2
- Level 2 space will be transformed into a large classroom, accommodating up to 165 students in collaborative pods to support group learning. Screens and headphones will allow multiple classes to be conducted concurrently. Quiet learning spaces and new bathroom amenities are also being created on this floor.
- Level 3 space will become a workspace for the School of the Built Environment, with staff accommodated in offices and HDRs in open-plan workstations.
Artist's impression of Built Environment's workspace on level 3
- Meanwhile, on level 4, preparatory works are underway, ahead of the fit-out of the space for Transdisciplinary Innovation staff. Further details of this space will be shared once the design has been confirmed.
While noisy works are taking place out of hours to minimise the impact on building users, there may be some noise in the areas close to the works during business hours. In addition, after-hours services-related work for the new spaces will impact the Student Centre ceiling from late November 2016. Read more about impacts.
Please be patient as we work to complete this project for the start of the Autumn Session in March 2017.