Want a sneak peek of what Grocon’s $550 million Parklands Project will look like once developed?

Griffith University’s Red Zone, which is open to the public, will take you on an exclusive interactive virtual tour through the Project.

Step inside the virtual world located on the 1.5m touch screen to see just what the project will look like when the residential community moves in early 2019.

Construction is on track to be completed by late 2017 and it will be used for the Commonwealth Games Village during GC2018.

The Queensland Government selected Grocon in 2013 to develop and build the seven hectares of the 29 hectare Parklands site into a vibrant mixed-use sustainable community.

As the Red Zone is situated within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, Grocon Project General Manager Steven Grimes said it was only fitting that Griffith University should host this virtual tour.

“We want to engage with Griffith, its students and the community to facilitate real life experiences through internships, research endeavours, student learning projects and other initiatives which we can include in the Red Zone,” he said.

“This video is built on the architectural model to allow the community gain a deeper understanding of the Parklands project. We plan to continually update it with new content throughout the projects development.”

Five students from a range of study areas have been completing internships with Grocon

The Griffith Red Zone, designed by Cox Rayner Architects, recently won a commendation in the 2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.

Griffith University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Martin Betts said he was delighted Grocon had chosen Griffith Red Zone as a way to strengthen its engagement with the community.

“The Red Zone is a dynamic visitor centre that showcases the latest research and teaching expertise from across the University,” he said.

“We are pleased to be able to extend the use of this state-of-the-art facility to our industry partners to enrich the visitor experience and provide useful content for the wider community.

“Griffith is the Official University of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and this Red Zone initiative further highlights Griffith’s dedication to delivering projects that will leave a positive legacy for South East Queensland.

The Red Zone, located in the Griffith Health Centre (G40), is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Find out more about what’s in the Red Zone.