With the swing of a sledgehammer, the construction of EZONE UWA Student Hub has officially commenced. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater demolished a section of wall, representing the upcoming demolition of the northern end of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building and the beginning of Student Hub construction.
A ground breaking ceremony, held at the future site of the building celebrated the past and future of the project, with major contributors invited onto campus to witness the momentous event. Professor John Dell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, thanked the Clough family, Trevor and Judy Eastwood and the Guimelli Family Foundation for their contributions to help EZONE UWA become a reality.
The ground breaking was attended by BHP’s Vice President of Operational Infrastructure Vanessa Torres and Woodside Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Shaun Gregory, of which both companies have made significant investment into the construction of the $80 million EZONE UWA Student Hub.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Masters student Ananya Chaturvedi provided a voice for the students in the Faculty, talking about the future benefits that the student hub will bring to the student experience, while also describing the current benefits to students who are involved with the design and construction of EZONE UWA.
“It’s really important to learn project management skills because that’s what life is going to be like once we get out in the market and the real industry” Ms Chaturvedi said.
Visit ezone.uwa.edu.au for the latest updates as well as the live stream of construction.
Ben Robson (UWA Faculty of Engineering Mathematical Sciences) (+61 8) 6488 7501