Refurbishment Project Update

Project update

Construction has commenced on Levels 4, 7 and 8 on schedule, with workstation reconfigurations and construction of new focus and meeting rooms now well advanced. Works are currently expected to conclude on these levels by Friday 6 December, with works scheduled to commence on Levels 2, 5 and 6 on Monday 9 December.

Relocation of staff and graduate research students into the completed levels 4, 7 and 8 is expected to commence on Friday 6 December, including for staff and students currently located on Level 3 of the Kwong Lee Dow building who will relocate to these levels.


The University relocations team will be assisting staff and GR students with relocations, including disconnecting and reconnecting computers, and relocating all labelled items. This includes relocation to a temporary space, where required due to refurbishment works, and permanent workstations post-renovation.

Most items stored in workstations or offices, and storage cabinets and store rooms, should be packed by the relevant staff member in preparation for relocation. Some professional staff assistance is available to prepare for the move, however in general packing should be performed by the relevant staff member. This also provides an excellent opportunity to review items for archiving or disposal where appropriate.

The relocations team work to spreadsheets which are being prepared by the MGSE Project team, in conjunction with administrative contacts for Research Centres and Cognate Groups. A key request from the relocation team is that all items to be moved are clearly labelled, including computer, docking station, monitors, keyboard/mouse, mobile pedestal, crates and boxes, etc.

Further information on packing and labelling, archiving, and managing waste, can be found on the project’s Getting Ready page including in the Reference Guides section.

Preparation for refurbishment of Levels 2, 5 and 6

The project team are contacting staff and students currently located on Levels 2, 5 and 6 regarding refurbishment of these levels and the direct or indirect impact of the refurbishment program.

Staff and GR students on levels 2, 5 and 6 will note that the construction strategy allows for continued occupancy of offices along the south edge of the building, and graduate research workstations along the north edge of the building, during construction works. Any exceptions to this will be notified directly to relevant students and staff.