Development at Newmarket

The acquisition of the Newmarket Campus signifies the beginning of a lengthy development programme, guided by the University’s long term capital development plan, and spanning a 30 year timeframe. Given the long term nature of the programme of work, development will be completed in stages.

Work to demolish many of the old brewery facilities was completed in 2013 and great progress is now being made with construction of the first projects to be undertaken at Newmarket. This entails the total refurbishment of some existing buildings to provide for greatly enhanced engineering research space and the construction of a new civil structures hall, including a nine metre strong wall (one of the largest in Australasia). This work is a prelude to the extensive refurbishment and new build of the Engineering facilities on the City Campus.

Over time we anticipate relocating activities from the Tāmaki and Epsom campuses to the City/Grafton/Newmarket location. The timeframe over which this relocation occurs is yet to be determined, but ultimately this is expected to result in a significant reduction in our total landholdings.

Detailed planning is underway to determine the best possible transition approach, to minimise disruption to students and staff and maximise best use of both sites. More details will be provided here as development progresses.

Initial development plans for Newmarket campus