About the project

What has happened in the project since work began.

Since construction and refurbishment began for the Campus Hub project in November 2010, so much has happened. Students and staff are making the most of the new spaces and work is nearly complete.

New central building

At the heart of the Campus is the Hub, a new three-level building with social and study spaces.

The new building and surroundings create a large, flat area at the centre of Kelburn Campus, and it is now possible to walk from Kelburn Parade straight through the new Hub building to the Library.

There are plenty of spaces for events, socialising and study, as well as shops and cafés, including an expanded Vic Books. Other new vendors include Maki Mono Sushi, STA Travel, University Pharmacy and the Hubside Kebab and Burger Bar.

This exciting new building was officially opened by the Governor-General in March 2013.

Take a look inside the Hub.

The new reading room connected to the Library offers a peaceful sanctuary for students.
The new reading room connected to the Library offers a peaceful sanctuary for students.

Student Union Building

The Student Union Building has been revamped to offer a fantastic student experience. Each level of the building has great new facilities including a purpose-built student health and counselling clinic, a café and bar, clubs areas and more.

Find out more about the new spaces in the Student Union Building.

The Hunter Lounge in the Student Union Building.
The Hunter Lounge in the Student Union Building.
 

Library

The Library is also undergoing an upgrade; the refurbishment will include flexible, relaxed and collaborative learning spaces ideal for 21st century learning. The Library will connect directly to the Hub building and will extend out onto the third level of the building. Flexible new study zones have been developed and trialled in the Library over the past few years as part of the project. This part of the Campus Hub project is due to be completed in 2014.

Find out more about the refurbishment of the Library.

 

Partnership with students

To keep things student-focused, the University has been working in partnership with the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Trust (VUWSA Trust) on the project.

With the help of VUWSA Trust, the University has incorporated many student ideas such as:

  • dedicated club and representative group spaces, with improved meeting, storage and working areas
  • Hunter Lounge café, bar and gig space
  • a vibrant central heart to the Campus
  • bringing the downtown culture of ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ up to Kelburn Campus.

The VUWSA Trust has made a significant contribution to the $67 million Campus Hub project.

The University will continue to involve students in design and planning for the operation of the new spaces. Student input is important to the University to ensure facilities are kept up with the latest trends to meet student needs, now and in the future.