Student recreation projects

The University of Queensland is committed to enhancing campus facilities and services, changing the way higher education is imagined and experienced by our students.

The development of two new student recreational complexes at the St Lucia campus represents a significant investment in meeting the needs of students in a global top-50 university.

Work to develop the two complexes follows the signing of a new funding and services agreement between UQ and the student union, UQU.

Read more about the project in UQ News.

Food complex

A new food complex to replace the existing Physiol refectory is due to open in semester one 2019.

The centre will comprise seven food outlets, a self-service food preparation kitchen with microwaves, more indoor and outdoor seating, and improved access for people of all abilities.

Plans have been prepared for the development, with construction scheduled to start later this year.

Physiol will close at the end of October, and a range of temporary food outlets will be located in Mansfield Place during the six-month construction program.

UQU development

A major redevelopment of the former Staff House (building 41) will provide a new home for the Red Room and other student facilities toward the end of 2019.

The new student leisure and services complex in Building 41 will be operated by UQU with the detail and function to be developed in consultation with the union.

The complex will include indoor and outdoor dining, along with function, conference and performance spaces.

It will overlook the Natural Amphitheatre, which will be upgraded to include an outdoor stage with permanent audio and lighting equipment and capacity for a large audience.

The two projects will help ensure a smooth transition if a proposal to redevelop the Student Hub at the eastern entrance to the campus is approved in the second half of the year.

Former Staff House (Building 41) (click to enlarge)
Site plan for Building 41 (click to enlarge)
Physiol concept (click to enlarge)
Physiol concept (click to enlarge)