The West End of the Adelaide CBD is fast becoming an art, food and cultural hub. From Peel and Leigh Streets’ enriched laneways culture of bars, coffee shops and bistros through to dynamic arts venues such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the JamFactory, Samstag Museum, Mercury Cinema, the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, SASA Gallery and more, the West End continues to mature into a vibrant city space.
Led by the Adelaide City Council, State Government and developers, the West End is maturing as a key part of Adelaide CBD’s social fabric. What is exciting is that there is still potential for growth.
At the heart of this revitalisation, UniSA’s City West campus is developing a complementary student culture focussed around new buildings such as the Jeffrey Smart and upcoming developments such as UniSA’s Pridham Hall, a state of the art cultural and sporting complex, new student accommodation and an upgraded childcare centre.
Jeffrey Smart Building:
UniSA’s Jeffrey Smart Building (JSB) on Hindley Street opened its doors in April 2014. The building integrates a library, student services and dynamic learning spaces to provide a quality work and study environment. JSB is also home to new student social activities including Movies at Jeffrey’s, Brekky Bar, cooking demonstrations and international film viewings.
For more information visit the Jeffrey Smart Building webpage.
Sitting alongside the Jeffrey Smart Building, Pridham Hall's architecturally expressive design will be a show-stopper in the West End. Featuring flexible event space, a public sports complex and swimming pool, Pridham Hall will include facilities for UniSA Sport, UniSA graduations and corporate and cultural events.
Pridham Hall is scheduled for completion early-2018. For a sneak peak at the designs and more information visit the Pridham Hall webpage.
Yungondi Building Refurbishment:
Due for completion in late July 2017, the refurbishment of the Yungondi Building will deliver impressive new accommodation for the UniSA Business School, and will also serve as a front-door to the University’s City West Campus on North Terrace. Located in the heart of Adelaide’s West End, and the emerging health and innovation precinct, the Yungondi Building will become a vibrant hub for the Business School’s students, alumni, industry partners and the wider business community.
For more information visit the Yungondi Building Refurbishment webpage.
Greening City West:
Plans to improve the ambience of City West are also underway with greener and more connected courtyards and streetscapes. From George Street and Fenn Place to the Lion Arts courtyard, an array of green features and design improvements are set for completion. Additions include comfortable and flexible furniture, paved plazas, vertical gardens, tree planting, digital backdrops, interactive installations and spaces for pop-up shops. The by-words for this initiative are green and engaging.
Designed by students for students, the new City West Student Lounge is open 24/7 to provide a social space for students to interact, unwind and re-energise. Equipped with a self-service food area, mobile charging facilities, a media lounge with TV, newspapers and magazines and student lockers, the new lounge was opened in September 2015.
For more information visit the Student Lounge webpage.
Child Care Centre:
The City West Child Care Centre was relocated to a completely new site and a quality modern facility. Conveniently located on the corner of Waymouth and Elizabeth Streets, the Centre provides care for children from 0-5 years with places for 96 children. Completed in September 2015 the new Centre features landscaped play mounds, a large sandpit, a play kitchen and top quality learning and development facilities for both children and the staff delivering care.
UniSA’s new student accommodation by urbanest is located on Bank Street within Adelaide’s cultural precinct, and is in a truly ideal location for students. It is within easy reach of the University of South Australia’s CBD and Metro campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the West End’s vibrant nightlife and across the road from Adelaide train station and tram stop. For more information visit the UniSA urbanest webpage.