Work commences on University of Queensland’s Central Library Upgrade

Construction work is underway at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus in Brisbane which will see the creation of more space and better facilities for students to study and collaborate.

In December 2018, Rork Projects was engaged on the redesign of levels 1 and 2 of the Central Library (formerly named Social Sciences and Humanities Library.)

Initial work has now begun on removing gardens and concrete to make way for a new entrance into Level 2.

The project will deliver more space and better facilities as part of UQ’s bigger picture to create a better learning environment for students.

The upgrade will create more accessible, comfortable, welcoming and engaging spaces – with more natural light and flexibility:

  • Around 250 more seats for students, many with power
  • A new entry, and a
  • A new café opening

The library opened in 1973 and provides one of the largest academic library collections in Australia, and it is still growing. The print collection in the Social Science and Humanities Library, which incorporates both the social sciences and humanities collection and engineering and sciences collection, is used by students and staff in many disciplines.

The project will run until July 2019.

Matt Clayton, Rork Projects’ General Manager (QLD), welcomed the opportunity to work with such an iconic academic institution.

“Rork are privileged to be partnering with University of Queensland on such a prestigious project,” he noted.