Leveraging our international experience, Laing O’Rourke helped the University of Sydney enhance the sustainability of their campus through the revitalisation of their growing Engineering and Technology Precinct (ETP). 

University of Sydney Engineering and Technology Precinct
University of Sydney, NSW
At a glance

Laing O’Rourke was engaged by the University of Sydney to build stage one of their new Engineering and Technology Precinct, as part of a multi-million revitalisation of the Sydney campus.  

The project involved the design and construction of an extension to an existing 60-year-old building that was connected to new Micro Engineering Building expanding it to incorporate 11,000m2 of new space and 6,000m2 of refurbished facilities.

The task was complex, requiring staging and decanting works in adjacent buildings to enable the campus to continue to function during while new research and teaching labs, office areas and teaching spaces were constructed. 

Sustainability built on collaboration

By harnessing our experience with similar sustainability schemes on other projects, including the design and build of  100 Mount Street, Sydney Laing O’Rourke was able to implement world-leading sustainability features into this project.

By working closely with our client, the project team were able to develop a solution that achieved a 4-Star Green Star Design rating - a first for a building on the University of Sydney’s campus. Key features included the incorporation of energy efficient lighting, improved indoor air quality features, a solar photovoltaic system.

The design also promoted the use of sustainable transport, stormwater management and rain water harvesting, enhanced acoustic comfort, and landscape design to reduce surface heat.



4 Star

Green star design rating