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Joondalup Campus to be transformed

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

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The Joondalup Campus is set to be transformed with a new $72 million building program that will create a new, active space for university life.

Drawing together student facilities under one roof, Building 34 will become the centre of campus activity, making ECU Joondalup an even more desirable place to study and work.

It will be located between the Building 32 lecture theatre and the Library, forming a link between the two. The project will create a ‘campus street’, offering a new marketplace and increasing the vibrancy of the campus.

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox said Building 34 will have new benefits for students and staff.

“This is an exciting new development for the Joondalup Campus. It will bring together essential university functions, including Student Services, research and IT, to deliver enhanced services to the ECU and the local Joondalup community,” Professor Cox said.

“The marketplace area and new services will also create a new focal point on campus for people to meet, socialise and study.”

The new building will complement the striking, modern architecture the Joondalup Campus is renowned for, including the iconic Chancellery (Building 1) and the award-winning Library (Building 31).

Building 34 will incorporate state-of-the art technology, including large LED panels that will display signs, real-time information and student art. It will also meet the equivalent of a five star energy efficiency rating.

With five floors, the building has been designed to draw in natural light, connect with outdoor areas and engage with the existing buildings. You can view a slideshow of more images of what the building is expected to look like via the ECU website

The initial works will commence on Monday, 16 April after the mid-semester break, with the building expected to open in early 2015.

For more information visit the Building 34 website.

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