A “topping out” ceremony has taken place at Flinders University’s new $120 million building at Tonsley, which remains on track to open in January 2015.
Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber was at the ceremony and took a tour of the $120 million, six-storey building with the project team tasked with delivering the project.
He said it would be a remarkable site for experiential learning, social innovation and inspiration.
Flinders University’s computer science, engineering and mathematics programs will be focused at Tonsley – as well as many of its business outreach operations.
The new building, which will cater for 150 staff and 2,000 students, will also include a 2,000-square-metre pod housing workshops and laboratories focusing on courses and research programs in civil, mechanical and maritime engineering.
“Flinders at Tonsley will be a place where students interact with business, and where business interacts with researchers in areas of engineering, medical devices and nanoscale technologies to make the new products and processes of the 21st century,” Professor Barber said.
The next stage of construction at Tonsley will focus on the internal fit-out to create two state-of-the-art lecture theatres, complemented by collaborative teaching spaces and 28 specialised laboratories for research and teaching purposes.
You can find more information about Flinders at Tonsley and take a virtual tour here.
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