Roundhouse public domain project in the works

| 05 Feb 2020

Estate Management is currently working on transforming the area between Anzac Parade and Alumni Park into a new, fun and creative route for students, staff and visitors entering UNSW.

The Roundhouse public domain project will see the area between Pool Lawn and the Squarehouse running adjacent Anzac Parade and parallel to the University mall redeveloped into an alternate entry to the Kensington campus. 

Different sections of the walk are designed to have seating for socialising or studying with vibrant landscape designs and curved timber seating near the entry. The design includes a patterned granite pavement with a scattered lighting pattern effect resembling stars in the night sky.

The project will be completed over several stages which, when completed in May, will interface with the L3 Kingsford Light Rail Line due to open in March. 

Executive Director of Estate Management, Jeff Peers, said: 

“In response to the soon to commence Light Rail on Anzac Parade, Estate Management is excited to create a new and alternate entry point into the Kensington Campus. 

"This project will connect to recently completed buildings such as the UNSW Roundhouse, the new Science and Engineering Building, the Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab and Alumni Park expansion, and continues the enhancement of UNSW’s campus environment,” he said. 

The project is part of an emerging approach to the design of our walkways, courtyards and outdoor spaces at UNSW, in line with our Strategy 2025.  

Our aim is to improve the experience of pedestrians on campus by creating an intuitive unified pathway system and interactive, attractive connections between spaces.

Estate Management has already started works on the site, with various sections of the public domain fenced off in stages until May 2020.