Abercrombie Precinct - University of Sydney Business School
This $180 million design and construct project has enabled the University to consolidate all Business School operations into one central location. At full capacity the building accommodates 4,500 students and 490 staff.
The building has a gross floor area of approximately 32,000 square metres, spread across seven levels, with lower levels of the building occupied by teaching space. The building comprises approximately 50 seminar and case study rooms, learning hubs of various sizes and four large lecture theatres. The theatres are fit-out with advanced audio-visual systems and architectural finishes of the highest quality. The largest of the four theatres (550 seats) is enabled for presentations and performances by external entities to be hosted and recorded/broadcasted over the internet. The upper building levels contain offices and meeting rooms for the academic staff and the Dean.
The contract also included the design and construction of a $30 million student accommodation facility. This facility provides studio-style apartment living spaces, social common areas and meeting and study space for up to 200 students.
The Abercrombie Precinct in Darlington not only provides world class facilities for living, teaching and learning, but has also become the new ‘Southern Gateway’ to the University campus.