The expansion of the Gold Coast campus reached another milestone today with a ‘Wetting of the roof’ ceremony for the completion of the roof on the new Griffith Business School building (G42).

The $35 million building project is on track to open in 2014, when future business students can look forward to learning and training in the state of the art surrounds of the modern facility.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor Michael Powell said he was excited at the way the project has taken shape with supportive partnerships from Lend Lease and Abi Group Contractors as the design and construction consultants on the project and for the shape of the new facility by Wilson Architects.

Professor Powell acknowledged the support of the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost for the Gold Coast campus Professor Ned Pankhurst, and Mr Ray James from Icon Energy as chair of the development committee, which is assisting to raise funding for some additional fit out required for the features like a ‘high-tech trading room’.

“It’s a really exciting development and we are right on schedule for moving in by the middle of 2014,” Professor Powell said.

“It’s looks like a fabulous building and I look forward and the business school is looking forward to moving in.

“We have put $600 million into the Gold Coast campus and have been a major contributor to the local economy and thecampus has really changed for the better.”

Business Development Manager for Lend Lease Mr Cameron Clelland capped off the event by presenting Professor Powell with framed ‘trowell’ as a gesture to celebrate the completion of the roof.

Mr Clelland, congratulated Professor Powell and Griffith University on the way all of the parties involved.

“I think this project has been a standout success and a credit to everyone involved.”

PVC Business Prof. Michael Powell with Cameron Clelland from Lend Lease

PVC Business Prof. Michael Powell with Mr Cameron Clelland from Lend Lease at the ‘Wetting of the Roof’ ceremony for the new Griffith Business School Building, Gold Coast.