Lift Modernisation: Update

Posted 8 February 2018

What is happening?

Estate Management is undertaking a lift modernisation program to upgrade some of UNSW’s lifts.

The new lifts will improve performance, reliability, compliance and safety for students, staff and visitors.

Lifts being replaced include:

  • Lift 64 in the Morven Brown Building (adjacent to Penny Lane Café)
  • Lift 82 in the Robert Webster Building
  • Lift 75 at the Randwick Campus.

When is it happening?

The works are currently underway. However, due to delays in Customs, delivery of the lift cars was delayed, so completion is now expected by:

  • early March for the Morven Brown lift
  • late March for the Webster and Randwick lifts.

How does this impact you?

Accessibility Route Impacts

  • Lift 64 in the Morven Brown Building is part of UNSW’s publicised accessibility route. Travel between the upper and lower campus is impacted for wheelchair users and less mobile people.
  • Alternative arrangements will need to be made to travel between the lower and upper campus.
  • For anyone requiring access support on campus during these works, the following areas should be contacted to organise individual assistance:

Building Access Impacts

  • The ground floor and level one in Robert Webster and the ground floor at Randwick R14 remain accessible, but the other floors will only be accessible via the stairs.
  • If participants require lift access, classes and events should be scheduled to take place in rooms on these levels.

Construction Impacts

  • Retail tenants that use lift 64 for deliveries will be impacted. Alternate delivery arrangements will need to be made. Please contact Michelle Baumann, Business and Campus Services:
  • There will be some noise, dust and vibrations associated with these works. Where possible, noisy works will be carried out between 5.00pm and 9.00am.
  • Hoardings will be in place around the lift landings.
  • A construction and storage compounds have been established near the lift areas. These will remain in place for the duration of the project.
  • Signage is in place to advise the unavailability of the lift and includes contact details for access support.

We apologise for any inconvenience as we carry out these important works.

More information

For more information about the project, please contact Senior Project Manager Garry Peacock: 0416 027 859 |