First pictures: Curtin University’s $110m development revealed

First pictures: Curtin University’s $110m development revealed

CURTIN University’s large-scale development project Exchange has taken another step forward, with the School of Design and the Built Environment announced as the precinct’s first building.

The $110 million building will be the inaugural development of the university’s planned innovation hub, with construction expected to start this quarter.

The new building will include technology-driven collaborative learning spaces, open-plan workspaces and a dynamic ground floor featuring a central courtyard, as well as exhibition and retail space.

An artist’s impression of the interior.

2500sqm of space has been allocated to industry and will be available for lease by complementary commercial tenants.

The development forms part of stage one of Exchange, which aims to bring together the University’s academic core with its sports and recreation hub and retail and transport options.

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Curtin University vice-chancellor Deborah Terry said the new facility would be located in the heart of the precinct and represented an exciting new paradigm for learning, teaching and industry.

“Exchange reflects the university’s vision to serve as a catalyst for innovation by creating a hub that encompasses public spaces, commercial offices, speciality retail shops, new student accommodation, residential apartments, a boutique hotel, our new bus interchange at Curtin Central and food and beverage outlets,” she said.