19 November 2014
USC will celebrate the opening of its second new building for 2014 on Thursday 20 November as it gears up for strong future growth.
USC’s $4.7 million Resources Building fronts Sippy Downs Drive and includes the University’s Mail and Print Services, offices for Human Resources, Marketing and Communications and Information Management Services and an IT Services workshop.
Federal Member for Fisher Mal Brough will officially open the architecturally designed, three-storey building during a ceremony that starts at 11am with a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country led by Gubbi Gubbi man Lyndon Davis.
This eye-catching facility, which has 1415 square metres of floor space, was designed by architects Deicke Richards and constructed by Hutchinson Builders.
It features a mail room, printery, loading docks and a computer workshop on the ground floor and spacious, open-plan office areas on the two higher levels.
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said construction of this new building would enable some strategic redevelopment of the University as it positions itself for the future.
“We required a logistics facility at the perimeter of campus to handle deliveries of high-volume, high-frequency goods like courier items, mail, paper and computer equipment,” he said.
“The site has access via a new street, Graduate Lane, which means delivery vehicles can enter the facility without needing to use USC’s existing roadways or pathways.
“The inclusion of some administration areas in this new building means that some high-priority useable teaching spaces on the main part of campus are no longer required to house administrative departments.”
— Terry Walsh