Campus Master Plan
“To promote a world-class learning environment, we need to develop facilities that are fit-for-purpose in the 21st century and allow us to continue to attract talented students and faculty from within New Zealand and around the world.” Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor
Details of a site analysis, student focus group outcomes and other information that has informed the University's planning consultants' draft recommendations can be found on this site.The recommendations feature several development scenarios which, Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says, have been informed by UC's commitment to promoting a world-class learning environment for staff and students.
Dr Carr says the campus has grown in a piecemeal way and a more integrated plan is needed to address issues such as the lack of a central campus hub, inflexible spaces and no recognised main entrance to the University.
“Outdoor spaces need to be more inviting, parking is a problem, and it is difficult for visitors and newcomers to find their way around.”
The 20-year investment is likely to be split between the construction of new buildings and refurbishment of existing facilities.
Campus Master Plan
Site Analysis (PDF 8.49MB)
The consultants undertook a comprehensive site analysis which contains a functional analysis of our buildings, spaces and infrastructure - including current space utilisation, an assessment of fitness-for-purpose of campus facilities, and an assessment of current space to meet identified future requirements. It also includes significant features of the city and district, such as transport networks.
Options for our transport strategies included changing the supply and pricing of parking (in various combinations), subsiding bus travel, improving bus services and encouraging walking, cycling and car-pooling.