Kelvin Grove Education

Inner Norther suburbs such as Kelvin Grove continue to develop, especially in the area of education.
The Queensland University of Technology has completed its new $94.4 million education precinct building at its Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane.
The Faculty of Education and QUT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit are housed in the state-of-the-art, six-level building, encompassing 10,500 m2.
The precinct is a key part of QUT’s push to enhance its campus located 3km north of the Brisbane CBD and position the university at the “forefront of educational tertiary academia through interactive and flexible facilities”.
The project was designed by Wilson Architects and Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects. Turner & Townsend managed the development of the $94 million facility under the direction of QUT’s Facilities Management Department.
The precinct, which was constructed over a four-year period, features a giant LED sphere at the building’s atrium suspended over two floors.
“The inclusion of a five-metre diameter LED sphere suspended over two floors is a focal point in the space between the existing campus library and the new education precinct has been transformed into a new internal garden and forms a central focal space within the building,” Turner & Townsend senior project manager Robin Sweasey said.
The building’s architects noted that the structure provides a strong connection to the existing campus library and campus pedestrian spine while also providing students with a unique place to study and collaborate.
QUT vice-chancellor and president professor Margaret Sheil said the university was excited to welcome students this semester to the new precinct.
“This is a significant investment by the university in enhancing the student learning experience and continuing to provide quality teaching and education,” Sheil said.
“These facilities have been purpose-designed and reflect QUT’s commitment to applying technology and immersive digital environments in teaching, research and engagement.”