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The University Terraces
Accommodation & Mixed-Use Development

University of New South Wales
  • Accommodation,
  • Retail,
  • Tertiary Education
$63 million
  • Advisory,
  • Project Management

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) required high quality student accommodation to meet projected student growth and to maintain a competitive offer for future enrolments.

Project Overview

Located at Gate 2 High Street at the Kensington Campus, University Terraces sets the standard in stylish, affordable student accommodation in Sydney. The development includes teaching facilities and retail services on the ground floor with student accommodation and ancillary communal areas located on the upper levels.

Our Role

Root Partnerships prepared the Project Definition Plan on behalf of the University in late 2010 for consideration by the UNSW Finance Committee and Council. In December the project was approved to proceed. Root Partnerships was subsequently commissioned to provide full project management services for the preparation of the project brief, procurement of D&C contractors and the management of the construction and fit-out through to commissioning in January 2013.

Key Challenge

To ensure the new development was operational at the beginning of the campus year in 2013, the project proceeded at a very rapid pace. Root Partnerships worked closely with the client team, the contractor and the consultants to ensure the project progressed in accordance with the requisite timelines.