Builder named for uni stage two name

Revealed: Builder and pictures for stage two of Petrie uni

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed award-winning construction company BADGE to build the second stage of its Moreton Bay campus at Petrie.

USC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett said the appointment of a builder was a key milestone in bringing the USC Moreton Bay master plan and vision to life.

Stage two of construction is expected to be complete in mid-2023.

“We have the designs from Brisbane-based architectural practice KIRK, and we look forward to BADGE realising these plans over the coming months,” Professor Bartlett said.

“Growth at the Moreton Bay campus has exceeded our expectations since it opened in 2020, and these buildings will provide students with more areas to study, collaborate and socialise.”

The buildings will be opposite the campus’s foundation building, adding a further 12,500sqm to the existing floor space of 16,000sqm.

Stage two will include additional teaching and learning spaces, research laboratories, an industry hub and event space, student gym and sports hall, sports science facility, student hub and breakout spaces, outdoor spaces and amenities as well as multi-level parking.

The foundation building has a 460-seat lecture theatre, state-of-the-art learning technology, nursing simulation labs, engineering labs, a ‘makerspace’ and library facilities.

There are more then 60 undergraduate degrees on offer at the campus, across a wide range of disciplines including Business, Education, Health, Science, Technology, Engineering, Biomedical Science and Social Work.

With its student population expected to reach 10,000 by 2030, the campus will be a landmark for The Mill at Moreton Bay, which Moreton Bay Regional Council planned as a sustainable, mixed-use community for residents, students, businesses and industries, and visitors.

BADGE as delivered commercial and industrial projects across Australia, last year winning construction awards for multiple university and school builds.

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