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02 June 2019 Posted by 

CITY'S ENGINEERING HUB UNDERWAY

More jobs from university collaboration 
PARRAMATTA’S $280m Engineering Innovation Hub is underway with plans for the project now on public display.

A joint venture development with the Western Sydney University (WSU) and UNSW Sydney in partnership with Charter Hall, the project will also feature new shops, offices and public open space.

The proposed hub will include a 19-storey education building for engineering and architecture students from Western Sydney University and the University of NSW.

The design team Tzannes + Blight Rayner Architecture won the design competition to create the Engineering Innovation Hub which will be located in the heart of Parramatta's CBD.

The facility will cater for WSU and UNSW’s education and teaching requirements through the 28,500sqm vertical campus along with office space for commercial tenancy, expected for completion in 2021.

The project site is located at the eastern end of the Parramatta CBD at 2B-6 Hassall Street.

Skills and Tertiary Education Minister Geoff Lee told media that the new hub would bring leading research and support the state government’s goal of delivering 200,000 jobs in Sydney’s west.

“This is an exciting time for our community as it grows into a world-class hub for education and innovation and quickly transforms into Sydney’s second CBD,” Mr Lee said.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes described Parramatta “as under transformation” with the addition of the Bankwest Stadium which recently opened.

“The future Engineering Innovation Hub as well as the Parramatta Light Rail and Metro West, Western Sydney Airport, Powerhouse Museum move are all great examples of the huge transformation underway in the area,” Mr Stokes told web site Urban Developer.

The proposal is on exhibition for community feedback until Wednesday, June 19.



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