Macquarie University Central Courtyard

Macquarie Park, NSW



Macquarie University

22 months

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FDC have completed construction on the Macquarie University Central Courtyard, the University’s largest project in recent history.

The new Courtyard will create a public realm that reflects the campus’ brand and maintains the existing design legacy, whilst maximising pedestrian accessibility and amenity and establishing a strong connection with the new teaching and learning research space and a new student housing precinct.

The civil and landscaping works to Mars Creek provides visual separation between the new student accommodation and the re-envisioned Macquarie University ampitheatre. The new creek extension will flow into Macquarie University lake and will provide new habitat for the University’s existing fauna.

MUCCP involved multiple stages and will redefine and reinvigorate the Central Courtyard as the ‘Campus Heart’.

The project comprised of the following stages:

Lincoln Building

  • Refurbishment and revitalisation of the existing façade and replacement of cladding, whilst preserving the bespoke architectural form of the existing building
  • Refurbishment and conversion of the Ground Floor of the Lincoln Building (16 Wally’s Walk) to seven food and beverage outlets (approximately 507sqm), with office space for University Administration use equal to an A-Grade office facility on the upper two floors (approximately 2,500sqm)

1 Central Courtyard

  • Construction of a new learning and teaching building (25,000sqm)
  • Formal and informal teaching spaces (1st and 2nd level)
  • Food and beverage to 13 retail spaces
  • University student bar (Ubar)
  • Graduation hall and function space (approximately 21,210sqm) featuring 7m high operable walls, stringent acoustic requirements and exposed concrete finishes requiring excellent quality control

Student Accommodation

  • Construction of 2 new student accommodation providing 344 student beds, 264 room across 7 levels
  • Bathroom pods manufactured off site
  • Communal kitchens, laundries and breakout spaces

Mars Creek

  • Regeneration of Mars Creek
  • Creation of new ampitheatre
  • Extensive landscape areas
  • A unique water feature that leads students to Macquarie Lake
  • Outdoor sports facilities – table tennis, basketball

For further information from Macquarie University about the new Central Courtyard, please click here.


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