The Rutherford Science and Innovation Centre update

26 April 2017

The new Rutherford Science and Innovation Centre is expected to open in July 2017, and will provide spaces for cutting-edge science teaching and learning.

  • 3d model of new building

The new Rutherford Science and Innovation Centre will create a hub for Canterbury's science and innovation network in modern state-of-the-art facilities that encourage collaborative teaching, learning and research, and be the centrepiece of the campus Science Precinct. It is part of a $216 million construction project to build two new science buildings on the Ilam Campus; the Rutherford Science and Innovation Centre and a replacement for the Van Haast Building.

The Rutherford Centre is a five-storey flagship building which includes research and teaching labs for biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, geology, and geography. It is expected to be open by July 2017. 

Watch the latest video of its development here.

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