With just months to go until practical completion of UTS's new Moore Park facility, the interior fit-out is moving ahead rapidly.
The state-of-the-art ARDC building, which UTS will share with the Australian Rugby Union, is set to open before the end of the year, with teaching commencing in 2018.
The ARDC building in progress (left) and as it will look when complete (right)
Interior works in progress
A range of construction activities is currently underway on UTS’s sport science levels (levels 3–5), including:
- rough-in of services (mechanical, electrical and fire systems)
- installation of lifts and call buttons
- partition-framing and rough-in of interior walls
- preparation work for flooring installation.
Find out more about the sport science spaces.
Artist's impression of the motor learning research space
Physiotherapy joins the party
Fit-out of the UTS space has become a rather bigger task than originally anticipated, following a recent decision by the Graduate School of Health’s (GSH) physiotherapy program to take vacant space on level 2.
Physiotherapy’s workspace will include a range of purpose-built facilities, including:
- consulting rooms
- research spaces
- staff workstations
In addition, the physiotherapy program will have access to the gym on level 4.
Level 2 will also accommodate an activity-based workspace, with workstations, quiet rooms and meeting rooms.
Open-plan workspace on level 2 of the ARDC building
Exploiting natural synergies
According to the GSH, the decision to co-locate physiotherapy with sport science was a no-brainer, given the synergies that exist between the two, the quality of the new facilities and the opportunity for students to learn and carry out research in the heart of an elite sports precinct.
Charlie Benrimoj, Head of the GSH, said: “Having the opportunity to design world-class teaching and research facilities within a premier sporting precinct – and in close collaboration with sport science – will allow our physiotherapy staff and students to undertake high-impact research, and facilitate quality teaching with an emphasis on real world clinical practice.
“Not only will students who’ve learned in this environment be highly regarded by prospective employers, but the facilities will also support staff to undertake excellent collaborative research.”
Artist's impression of the level 2 lift lobby and reception
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