Newmarket Campus


Newmarket Opening
At the opening: From left Professor Nic Smith, Chancellor Ian Parton, Hon Steven Joyce and Mayor of Auckland, Mr Len Brown

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce officially opened he University of Auckland’s Newmarket Campus on Wednesday 13 May, 2015.

The new campus, in the heart of Newmarket and on the former 5.2 hectare Lion Breweries site, is a hub for advanced multidisciplinary science and engineering research which will shape University development for the next 30 years

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon says the opening of the campus at Newmarket is a milestone for the University and provides an outstanding facility with a clear focus on excellent research.

“Newmarket Campus can be seen as a centre for world-class research where our staff and postgraduate students will continue to develop and produce new technologies and science that will help take New Zealand into the future,” says the Vice-Chancellor.

“We are grateful for Auckland Council’s support in facilitating the purchase of the former brewery site because the location means our relationships with industry and business, so vital to the future of business, the city and the University, are strengthened and enhanced.”

The acquisition of the Newmarket Campus, and eventual disposition of the Tāmaki and Epsom Campuses, will allow the University to focus its activities on the combination of the City, Grafton, and Newmarket sites which are themselves physically close together and well serviced by transport infrastructure.

“The construction of the Engineering research facilities is an important part of our growth and development strategy,” says University Chancellor, Ian Parton. “The Engineering Faculty is one of our fastest-growing academic units, consistent both with the needs of New Zealand and with government growth and funding objectives.”

The core themes of research at Newmarket Campus include built environment, structures, earthquake, fluids and transport.

Dean of Engineering Professor Nic Smith says “from tomorrow’s transport solutions to leading-edge science in composite materials, engineering has a central role to play in the future for all of us and I’m extremely proud to see this wonderful new research space opened today.”

Four research themes for postgraduate study have been identified for the campus including health technologies, manufacturing and materials, novel technologies in manufacturing and sustainable energy systems.

Dean of Science Professor John Hosking says the research opportunities underline the University’s commitment to contributing to New Zealand’s future through a focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

“Both students and staff will benefit from this dedicated research space with a clear focus in these vital areas of research.”

Buildings at the campus incorporate a number of energy-saving initiatives including occupancy sensors along with maximum utilisation of natural light. Bore water is used for cooling systems and returned to source rather than using the city’s water and sewerage systems.

University campus locations

University campus locations

Travelling to Newmarket

There are several bus routes between the City Campus and Newmarket Campus. 

To find bus timetable and fare information visit Auckland Transport.

For those who prefer to walk, the distance between the City and Newmarket campuses is about 2 kilometres.

There are good bus and train services to Newmarket. We encourage you to use public transport when travelling to the Newmarket Campus and for efficient travel between campuses instead of taking a car.

Staff Parking

Staff parking can be accessed from Gate 1 on Park Road or Gate 3 on Khyber Pass Road. Vehicles parked in staff car parks must display a current University staff parking permit.