The University of Notre Dame Australia has acquired the vacant site next to its Broadway Sydney campus, paving the way for strong long-term growth in the national tertiary education sector.
Purchased at auction on 2 November at a cost of $21 million, the 520m2 site, located in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Chippendale at 142-152 Broadway, is ideally located within the University’s Campus.
Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond said the acquisition of the site is an exciting step towards expanding UNDA’s presence within Sydney’s premier educational precinct.
“The University will develop this site to further its strategic goal of providing students and staff with the highest quality teaching spaces and facilities,” she said.
When developed, the building will be able to accommodate six floors and provide an additional area of approximately 3100m².
The new site will also increase connectivity amongst the University’s existing buildings in Chippendale and offer the potential for walkways to other buildings operated by the University.
Planning for the development of the new site is scheduled to commence in the New Year.
The University of Notre Dame Australia opened its Sydney Campus in 2006 and currently has 5000 students enrolled in programs in seven Schools – Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Philosophy & Theology.
The Fremantle Campus, which was established in 1989, has 6800 students enrolled in nine Schools – Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Philosophy & Theology and Physiotherapy.
Notre Dame’s Broome Campus, established in 1994, recently received funding to establish a major new health hub as part of a $54.4 million Federal Government initiative to significantly improve health care in the Kimberley region.