Plans for College Building their "Mini Campus" in Canberra
The Canberra Business and Technology College has announced plans for a new vertical campus in Gungahlin, in the city's northern boom area.
Classrooms, residences, business space, eating, and a hotel are all planned for the college's two commercial buildings.
The "small campus" will be built on the junction of Gungahlin Place and Camilleri Way, in the commercial heart of the neighbourhood.
Gungahlin, one of Australia's fastest-growing suburbs, is surrounded by Ngunnawal, Palmerston, Franklin, Harrison, Throsby, Forde, and Amaroo.
The eight-story tower will be erected on two plots that the institution purchased for $9.3 million in mid-2021 as part of its expansion plans.
Canberra Business and Technology College has four locations in the city: two in the CBD, one in Belconnen and one in Gungahlin.
Management, business, commercial cooking, intense English language, painting and decorating, carpentry, and building and construction are among the courses available at the college.
Above two levels of basement vehicle parking, Judd Studio's designs contain 46 flats and 14 non-residential units, as well as an educational establishment, college rooms, and commercial space.
The project's nine-story structure will face Camilleri Way and will have ground-floor commercial units as well as a training center with administrative offices, training rooms, counseling spaces, a computer lab, and a student lounge for roughly 500 students.
On the upper levels, there will be serviced apartments with outdoor and rooftop patios.
The smaller structure, which faces Gungahlin Place, will include commercial space on the first floor and a mix of one- to four-bedroom apartments and affordable accommodation on the upper floors.
Heritage Property Investments' seven-story, 59-apartment property will sit opposite the dual-building complex.
The relocation would enhance the amount of commercial space in the town centre, which has been a goal of community groups like the Gungahlin Community Council.
For the fast-growing suburb of Gungahlin, the council has been advocating for greater thinking at the planning stage as well as job-generating infrastructure.
Rather than more residences, the council has always claimed that the town centre requires more commercial office space to attract companies.
Core Developments, located in Canberra, recently updated and relodged plans for its own huge Gungahlin residential development.
Core's project, which was also designed by Judd Studio, will comprise 236 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments spread across two buildings of seven and twelve stories, as well as 87 townhouses.