Lady Symon

A beautiful new exercise studio and E-Sport studio have been created in the Lady Symon building, taking advantage of the building's elegance and heritage features. 

An important project in the reactivation of the Union House precinct, the refurbishment of the Lady Symon building was affected by the coronavirus situation, with some of the planned works being deferred. Despite a reduced scope and budget, the project has delivered a multi-purpose studio and event space, high quality change facilities and an E-Sport facility. 

Project overview

  • Location: Lady Symon building, North Terrace Campus
  • Size: 1200 m2
  • Cost: $3.4 million
  • Architect: Swanbury Penglase


  • Multi-purpose exercise and studio space.
  • Restoration of heritage features complimenting the iconic Cloisters.
  • New male, female and accessible toilet and changing facilities.
  • Creation of a 70sqm purpose-built room for use by the University’s E-Sports Club.
  • Improved operational efficiencies and energy savings through the use of central plant for air-conditioning.

Completed: August 2020 – July 2021

Photo credit: Image of the Lady Symon building exercise studio by Swanbury Penglase.