Posted June 30, 2018 12:56:28Construction workers have begun construction of a new house in the south of the state.
Key points:The building is being constructed at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Business School (UBS) and the new house is expected to cost $600,000Construction workers are starting the construction process at the universityThe building will include 1,500 square metres of new spaceThe University of South Australia has partnered with the University at Adelaide to start construction of the new homeThe university has a history of building community infrastructure for students and has built a number of community-focused infrastructure projects in recent years.
But the building will be the first time the building has been completed in the university’s Adelaide business school and will be a unique opportunity for students to learn about construction at a time when the building industry is in crisis.
Workers from the construction company BEC are building a house at the Adelaide Business school, at the corner of Main and South Street, in a residential block.
The building includes 1,100 square metres (7,000 square feet) of new living space, including 1,200 square metres for office and a gymnasium.
It will be completed by the end of 2018, with the university hoping to open the house to the public in 2019.
“We’ve had a lot of students who’ve asked us to do this kind of work, who’ve had these ideas of going to university, but they didn’t have a place to live and this is a really great opportunity to make that happen,” University of Southern Queensland Professor David Tippett said.
“Students will be able to get access to a very large space for free.”
The project has been a long time in the making.BEC’s president and chief executive, Mark McManus, was the lead developer on the project.
He said he had been working on the idea for several years, but was excited to be building the home for his students.
“It’s a real opportunity to give them a home in a really big way and it’s going to be really special,” he said.
Bechard’s College students were one of the first to ask the University to construct the home.
“This is a very big project and we want to see what it looks like when it’s completed,” student James Smith said.
He was particularly impressed by the university building the project in a “new and modern way”.
“This means we’ll have access to our library and all our spaces are going to have a modern feel to them,” he explained.
“The university really stepped up in terms of their community-building and the construction of this building is really important.”
Construction work will begin next month.