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ECU City Campus

Integrated building engineering services for a comprehensive city centre university campus

  • $853M

    Project Value

  • 65K

    Square Metres

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

An animated downtown streetscape with activity in performance spaces, studios, and digital labs

Edith Cowan University (ECU) City is Western Australia’s first comprehensive city university campus. As the centerpiece for one of the largest contracts from the Perth City Deal, ECU City represents a collaboration between the Australian Government, Western Australian Government, and City of Perth.

As lead engineers, our integrated team is providing civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire protection, specialist lighting, and vertical transportation engineering as well as building and traffic planning services.

The new vertical campus is located directly above Perth Transport Authority’s busport and the Fremantle and Joondalup train tunnels, which requires our team to find a balance between limiting the load and preventing movement from the underground assets. Our designs also require alignment with the extremely sensitive acoustic needs of the performance rooms and studios to reduce noise interference.

Targeting a Five Star Green Star rating, the project will feature adaptive and energy efficient climate control with natural ventilation.

When completed, ECU City will integrate creative industries, business, and technology courses with ECU’s internationally recognised Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The new campus aims to attract more than 9,000 students and staff when it opens in 2025, growing to more than 11,000 students and staff by 2034.

At a Glance

  • Edith Cowan University
Lyons (Lead Architect), with Haworth Tompkins and Silver Thomas Hanley

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