Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus is set to boast a new student accommodation tower housing 459 new beds with Campus Living Villages onboard for the project.
Construction is set to commence in the first half of 2024 with completion forecast for mid-2026, taking the total number of students living on campus close to 1,000.
Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans, said the Gold Coast campus is booming and the new student accommodation tower will help the university keep up with demand.
“The tower will feature a mix of studio, two-bedroom rooms, and accessible units with a substantial uplift in amenities to benefit all residents which includes a new swimming pool, cinema and a range of contemporary communal spaces.”
“We are committed to offering our students a first-class university experience and will continue to work with our existing on-campus partner, Campus Living Villages and other off-campus student accommodation providers, to ensure accommodation meets the needs of our students.
“Griffith’s Gold Coast campus offers students the opportunity to study in one of the most enviable places to live in the world and we want to assist our students in having a place to live conveniently situated on campus.”
Student accommodation specialist Campus Living Villages built, owns and operates the existing Griffith University Village since 2006 with the new tower representing the company’s first new build in the Australian market post-COVID.
Group Managing Director and CEO of Campus Living Villages, John Schroder, said: “We are delighted to work with our long-term partner Griffith University to deliver much needed purpose-built student accommodation to the Gold Coast.”
“This new tower will be a landmark building for Campus Living Villages delivering a best-in-class healthy and sustainable building targeting a five-star Green Star rating with a cross-walk to WELL Gold, which will also support community, health and wellbeing – core aspirations of our respective organisations,” he said.