Uni marks building milestone

Vice chancellor Peter Lee, Rob Yates of Hutchinson Builders and SCU chancellor John Dowd at a topping out ceremony to celebration a construction milestone at SCU Gold Coast-Tweed campus.
Vice chancellor Peter Lee, Rob Yates of Hutchinson Builders and SCU chancellor John Dowd at a topping out ceremony to celebration a construction milestone at SCU Gold Coast-Tweed campus. John Gass

SOUTHERN Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee moved the last structural concrete into place to finalise the foundations of the university's second building on Friday.

The topping out ceremony was attended by Southern Cross University Chancellor the Hon John Dowd AO QC, university staff and Hutchinson Builders, the company responsible for constructing the 10-storey building which contains almost 18,000 tonnes of concrete, 1430 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 152 tonnes of structural steel.

Prof Lee said they were "delighted to have reached this milestone on such a significant building."

"The building is at the cornerstone of the continued expansion of the Gold Coast campus and is expected to be operational for session one, 2012.

"It marks an exciting time in the university's development after funding was received for a third building at the campus late last year," Prof Lee added.

The building will feature clinical laboratories for nursing and midwifery, laboratories for occupational health students and physiology, anatomy and biomechanics laboratories.

The building's gross floor area will be 15,417sq m and also contain teaching and learning spaces, offices, computer rooms, meeting rooms and a student lounge.

Building B, as it will be known, will further include a wellness clinic which will be open to the public and offer a range of health practitioner services and supporting student learning and clinical research.

The next phase of the project will be the fitting out of the building which will see builders install more than 420 doors and almost 200 whiteboards and pinboards.

The building will also feature an innovative rainwater collection system which is designed to capture water from the completed and planned buildings, store it underneath and distribute the water back to the other buildings for use at the various faculties and facilities.

Total costs of the three buildings is expected to be about $100 million.

Topics:  construction education peter lee southern cross university

Kingscliff bowlo turns ugly for Halloween

FREAKY FUN: Angela Curry and Morgan Davis prepare for Halloween at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club.

Get ready for a spooky weekend of Halloween fun.

Aussie slot for Tweed touch footy star

NATIONAL SELECTION: Tarryn Aitken, left, playing touch for Queensland, has been selected to represent Australia in an under-17s trans-Tasman clash against New Zealand.

'It's always been a dream'

Dogs day for Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay SLSC president Damien Miller and boat captain Wade Morley check out the Border park surface with greyhound Youi ahead of Saturday's fundraiser.

Rainbow Bay SLSC fundraiser at Border Park

Local Partners

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E12 - the finale

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June