Health Education Research Building, University of Newcastle


Callaghan, NSW


University of Newcastle


EJE Architecture




Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Sustainability, ASP3/HV Electrical

Part of an integrated investment plan, the University of Newcastle has identified the need to retrofit the existing level 2 carpark of the Health Education Research building (HERB) located at the Callaghan campus.  

The project includes a fit-out of the 3,500sqm space to create new simulation labs, student and teaching spaces, a student-led public Midwifery Clinic and staff accommodation in alignment with the University’s latest Workspace Strategy.

The project aims to improve the student experience as well as promote connectedness by providing contemporary facilities and creating shared access across the student break out spaces between level 2 and the previously refurbished level 3.

ADP Consulting have been engaged to deliver multiple services for the design, planning consent and delivery of the project. We have played a pivotal role in solving complex design issues, such as the conversion of the current car park area despite the challenges this represents in terms of the base capacity for both HVAC and electrical services, with additional plant and supply upgrades designs required for the new facilities.

Critical for reducing the energy and HVAC requirements as well as effectively managing infrastructure costs, we ensured a well performing façade was designed with our ESD team assessing and calculating efficiency using the JV3 modelling assessment method against Section J of the National Construction Code.

To learn more about the project get in touch:

Director / Innovation and Technology / National Culture + Places Sector Lead

Jon Shally

P: +61 2 8203 5447
M: +61 433 044 741
E: [email protected]

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