NEWSPACE OPENS DOORS News / Project Opening / 13.10.2017

The University of Newcastle NewSpace opened it’s doors in August 2017. McGregor Coxall led the design of the external spaces which are carefully connected to the outer public domain via a series of laneways and plazas in order to achieve a fine grain urban framework that can be filled with public life and retail activity. Housing the Business and Law School faculties the 8 story vertical campus by Lyons Architecture and EJE Architects is one of the first projects to be completed under the Newcastle CBD Urban Renewal Strategy. Accommodating up to 3000 students NewSpace creates a campus environment in the heart of Newcastle CBD. UON Senior Project Officer, Damian Burke said “Some of the big objectives of the University were to make the building feel more a part of the community, which is why it is so open and transparent.”