EJE & Lyons Architecture’s NeW Space project took a leap forward last week with the dramatic installation of the steel “mega-truss” to the north east-facade. Having been constructed on the site at ground level over the past weeks, the 100-tonne two storey truss structure was craned into place and fixed to the building within a matter of minutes, saving the contractor considerable time compared to building the structure in-situ. The projecting structure aligns directly between the NeW Space building and Nobby’s Head, achieving commanding views across the city to this Newcastle Landmark.
Housing the University of Newcastle’s Business and Law programs, the NeW Space building will deliver world-class research and collaborative teaching spaces with a focus on technology and work-integrated learning. Classes are on track to commence in Semester 1 2017.