Major Projects Canberra are delivering a state-of-the-art Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and new passenger-friendly bus interchange at the Woden Town Centre.
The project will support job creation, both during construction and once the facility is operational, as well as aid long-term economic growth in the area; it is expected that 6,500 students will use the new campus each year.
The new bus interchange will integrate with a future light rail terminus encouraging active travel in the area and supporting Woden’s ongoing development as a business, transport and education centre.
As part of the CIT Campus - Woden project development, Major Projects Canberra called on the local community to provide their input on the attributes which go into the design of a great campus, building and space.
With the project at an early stage of the precinct design process, community feedback will assist the project team, including planners, architects and engineers, to prioritise what is important to community members, local business, future users of the site and other key stakeholders.
Once complete, the CIT Campus will a high quality integrated mixed-use campus that allows Canberrans to study, catch public transport and access a range of community services in the one central location.
The project demonstrates the important role engineers play in developing functional spaces that benefit their community, as well as how engineers and project teams can work with their stakeholders to ensure structures suit their users.
According to Project Director Wayne Ford, the CIT Campus - Woden project offers a unique opportunity to design and build a modern mixed-use educational campus in a central, rapidly renewing part of Canberra.
“The innovative and sustainable campus will feature smart learning environments, activated common areas and green space alongside a new and enhanced public transport interchange, providing long-term benefits to CIT students, staff and the local community”, said Mr Ford.
“As the project progresses through design development and into delivery there will be a range of interesting opportunities for local engineers, from structural, civil, transport and digital engineering services through to sustainability and façade engineering.
“We are involving the public at the early stage of the planning and development process to better understand what values and features of the new campus are most important to those who will be using it.”