Dr Albert Schram, Vice Chancellor of the University of Technology PNG and Mr Paul Walter, Director of Atlas Urban talk to Mr David Conn on Business Plus PNG about the UniCity development at Unitech.
Please click the button below to download additional perspective views of the Unitech Dining Hall. These views illustrate the roof form of the Dining Hall.
Project Briefings were held on the 22nd June 2017 for both the UNI-CITY and the Unitech Dining Hall Projects. A copy of the presentations can be downloaded below.
By Julie Badui-Owa
The PNG University of Technology launched its master plan for the campus as part of their 52nd Anniversary celebration today.
The master plan include the new student mess, designed to a cost of K50 million and will take up to 15 months to build.
The Government allocated K8 million to the University and promised to assist with another K12 million to construct the new student mess.
The University’s master plan was developed over the last two years, by a professional planning company specialized in designing campuses.
The University Council decided to divide the campus into three main areas, which include the residential area, a Uni City and the academic area, including the new student mess.
This is the area to house the new student mess, as the old one was burnt down during the students unrest last year.
Furthermore to their 52nd Anniversary, seven new staff houses for the Unitech School of Nursing were officially opened for use today.
The Government allocated K2.5 million to the nursing school, which assisted the college to build these new houses.
The construction of these houses begun last year in October and saw its completion this this year.
The University’s master plan is available on their new website unitechpng.com, which was also launched today by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Albert Schram.
Published on May 26, 2017
On the 18th May the PNG University of Technology released an Expression of Interest to build a new Dining Hall to seat one thousand students. The building occupies a pivotal position on the campus adjacent to the historic Kofi Haus, near the library and fronting the main avenue.
This landmark building will play a vital role in the life of the University. It is the first in a new generation of buildings that will transform the campus and support its growth as Papua New Guinea’s primary place of technological learning, research and technology transfer.
The EOI documents can be downloaded from the unitechpng.com website under UNI-CITY EOI
On the 1st May 2017 an Expression of Interest Document was first released by the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Office (the Office). The document is for the guidance of parties interested in lodging an Expression Of Interest (EOI) submission as part of a Competitive Bid Process for the proposed development of the Unitech Commercial Precinct (the Project). The Commercial Precinct Development is one part of the wider Unitech Masterplan. The Commercial Precinct Development Guidelines will be used to assess development proposals in the precinct.
By registering on the www.unitechpng.com website, participants are able to download three key documentsfor this EOI process:
1. Expression of Interest (EOI) Document
2. Commercial Precinct Development Guidelines
3. Unitech Campus Masterplan
Dr Albert Schram from the University of Technology Papua New Guinea (Unitech) and Mr Paul Walter from Atlas Urban talk to Mr David Conn on Business Plus PNG about the Lae Campus Master Plan and Development.
by Bethanie Harriman EMTV Lae
Lae’s PNG University of Technology (Unitech) campus will be developed into a town centre that will cater for the growing population of the northern part of Lae city, and sustain itself as an institution.
The university has approached investors in various sectors to fund different development components according to their interests.
Unitech solely relies on government funding for its operations, its growth depends on how much money the government allocates annually, and this year, the university was asked by the National Executive Council to cut back on spending.
The PNG University of Technology’s administration is putting together a plan to develop available land on campus into a township that will have shops, banks and business activities that will generate revenue for Unitech’s long-term operations.
An Australian based company, Atlas Urban Design and Strategy, has drawn up the master plan for the university.
Director of the Sydney based company, Paul Walter, has worked on the plan for Unitech and he says the master plan is designed in a way that will suit interested organisations in all sectors.
"This is done in a way that it invites private business houses to invest in the university campus," said Walter.
The plan was presented on April 1 to key players in the private sector and also top ranking bureaucrats at a dinner hosted by Vice Chancellor, Dr. Albert Schram.
The aim now is to gather momentum behind the plan that will bring revenue to the university and help it develop, as well as sustain itself, into the future.
This two page information brochure gives an introduction on the unique partnership and development opportunity of the University of Technology site and the Campus Master Plan.
On Thursday April 7th 2016 the following five panels were presented by Paul Walter of Atlas Urban at the 2016 Chancellor's Dinner, unveiling an aerial render of the Commercial Precinct Plan and concept sketches for the Great Hall site. This was also the launch of the project website.