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A flagship educational facility, new public transport interchange and youth foyer in the heart of Woden.

Gray Puksand is providing Architectural services in collaboration with Lendlease to deliver for the ACT Government a purpose-built vocational training campus for Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The project, a youth foyer and a significant new public transport interchange located in Woden, Canberra.

The projects will stimulate the local economy and strengthen the ACT’s desire to remain the knowledge capital of Australia. Adjacent to the Woden Town Centre, the new educational facility is a 22,500m2 building offering a contemporary and sustainable campus for up to 6,5000 students in the heart of Woden, providing a significant ongoing and positive impact on the delivery of vocational education and training in the ACT.

The new facility offers smart classrooms, state-of-the-art simulated learning environments, commercial kitchens, and hands-on training spaces to help students achieve their full potential inareas such as IT, cyber security, design, hospitality and business.

 

The new public transport interchange will incorporate an improved and expanded bus interchange along with the Woden light rail terminus, future proofing the area for the provision of light rail to Canberra’s south.

In addition to facilitating better transport connectivity in the area, the new interchange will offer students improved access not only to the campus but also to community and commercial / retail facilities, complementing the activated common areas offered the campus. The youth foyer provides support young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness, by providing accommodation, support services and opportunities to pursue education and
training in the one location.

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