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The University of Wollongong is currently working on a number of capital works projects across several of our campuses, managed through our Facilities Management Division. You may be interested in responding to an Expression of Interest, or giving feedback on a proposal. You can learn more below.  

Molecular Horizons Building

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UOW’s new research facility - Molecular Horizons - will be dedicated to illuminating how life works at a molecular level and solving some of the biggest health challenges facing the world.

To enable this world-leading research UOW is investing in a suite of revolutionary technology including Australia’s most powerful biological electron microscope, the Titan Krios Cryo-EM microscope. The Molecular Horizons building, with its Titan Krios microscope, demonstrates UOW’s commitment to impact-driven research where the world’s best molecular research will be put into practice to improve and save lives.

Located at UOW’s Wollongong Campus, the new Molecular Horizons building will form the hub of a truly integrated ‘UOW Science Precinct.’

The Molecular Horizons building will be co-located in a connected precinct with existing UOW research strengths in the areas of physical chemistry biological chemistry and medicinal chemistry, as well as cell, molecular and whole-organism biology in the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).

It will also be closely located with undergraduate and post-graduate teaching facilities to help provide a seamless transition for students.

Social Sciences and Law, Humanities and the Arts (Western) Building

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The new Western Building will be a landmark development for the Wollongong campus. It will be located adjacent to the campus Ring Road at the western end of the campus.

The proposed project will accommodate the diverse functions of the School of The Arts English and Media (TAEM), the School of Health and Society (HAS) School and the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities (SGSC) into a collaborative and engaging hub that will support the ambitions of next generation research and learning. Functions that will be accommodated include specialist teaching spaces, academic and professional staff workplace, informal collaboration spaces as well as other support spaces. The proposed building will be approximately 10,000sqm gross floor area across four levels plus a plant level.

The project has recently concluded Schematic Design, representing the design vision and outcome of engagement between the University’s major stakeholders and the architectural, engineering and other specialist consultants. Detailed design is currently underway.

Contact us:
Capital Works Manager
Facilities Management Division
Tel: 02 4221 3217

Last reviewed: 20 November, 2017

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