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Masterplan to transform the University

Masterplan concept of north terrace

North Terrace campus masterplan concept


The University of Adelaide has revealed a 20-year masterplan for its three campuses, beginning with a new entrance building and tower on North Terrace.


The masterplan for the University was revealed in September. The vision includes development of a spectacular new building on North Terrace campus, not just for students and staff, but for all South Australians.


“It would provide a new contemporary gateway to the University at the intersection of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, at what we hope will be the new tram stop,” says Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Warren Bebbington.


“The new building would be adjacent to Bonython Hall, and feature ceremonial and conference facilities as well as a new precinct showcasing music and creative arts.


“Across North Terrace, the Nexus 10 precinct would be enhanced by an additional 24-storey tower accommodating business, law, architecture and economics.”


Later stages of the masterplan include new facilities for other schools and greatly enhanced campus amenities for students. The plan focuses on pedestrians and cyclists, providing better, safer pathways through the campus, and eliminating vehicle traffic where possible.


The Schulz building would be repurposed as an on-campus residential college with accommodation and recreational facilities, including a gym.


Improvements are also planned for the other campuses, with a new layout and services at Waite, and changes to unify and beautify the grounds at Roseworthy.


The plan has been developed after an extensive period of consultation and three-dimensional digital surveying of the sloping North Terrace campus. It takes into account the lifespan and condition of existing buildings and expert specialist advice for heritage issues and pedestrian movement.


“The University of Adelaide Masterplan 2016–2035 is a vision to transform the University’s physical presence over the coming decades,” Professor Bebbington says.


The plan is an aspirational vision to guide development of the campuses and will be phased in as funds become available.


See full details and a video of the masterplan.

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