UoN Honeysuckle Stage 1A

UoN Q Building (Honeysuckle Campus Stage 1A)

Project Overview

Sector: Education
Location: Australia - Newcastle
Status: In Progress

Project Features

  • 3,200 sqm four storey building
  • Sustainable mass timber construction
  • Innovative electrochromic facade
  • Exposed building services
  • Seminar, conference and exhibition facilities
  • Education and research spaces

Project Details

UoN unveils its future for creative studies, innovation and entrepreneurship at Honeysuckle Campus

Located at the University of Newcastle’s new city campus, Benmax was awarded the mechanical services contract for the Q Building (formerly referred to as Honeysuckle City Campus Stage 1A) located on the corner of Honeysuckle Drive and Worth Place by builder Hansen Yuncken.

The 3,200 sqm four story construction is the first in the university’s Honeysuckle Campus Master Plan and was fast-tracked by the NSW Government as part of their shovel ready infrastructure stimulus during the COVID-19 pandemic. It incorporates innovative design and sustainability measures to minimise environmental impact, including extensive use of timber throughout to reduce embodied carbon and minimise construction waste, as well as an electrochromic façade to increase energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

The experience of the Benmax engineering and drafting team was crucial in supporting Hansen Yuncken and the UoN to meet the strict construction methodology and BIM technology techniques required for the build.

The building comprises of concrete core and plant slabs, laminated timber beams, cross laminated timber floors and exposed building services, while also utilising electronically tintable glass digitally controlled to increase or decrease shading coefficients depending on the direct sunlight levels during the day.

The Benmax team successfully completed work on the project in May 2021.

“10/10. Good technical knowledge. Very personable and easy to deal with.”
Jonathan Russell, Project Manager – Hansen Yuncken

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