New development

The largest new accommodation build to date will offer a home away from home to 508 students in 2021.  Located amongst other residential halls of residence, the location on Homestead Lane is a short 5 minute walk to main campus facilities.

The new accommodation will include:

  • Single rooms with shared bathroom or ensuites (own bathroom)
  • Options for catered or self-catered
  • Purpose built study spaces for individual or group study
  • Large social spaces and expansive outdoor areas
  • Home to all students from first-year to postgraduate level

With enrolment numbers increasing steadily since 2017 across domestic, international and postgraduate students, the new accommodation will be home to a diverse community across UC’s five colleges.

A ground breaking ceremony was held on 5 March to celebrate the milestone.

  • Garden Hall Groundbreaking (image)

    Ground breaking ceremony

    From left to right: UC Chancellor Sue McCormack, Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey, and Southbase Project Manager Anthony Franicevic.

More information

For more information about the new residential development, contact Accommodation Services/Te Ratonga Nohonga.