25 July, 2008

The structure is complete!

Above: The slab slab is poured (Level 8b - the last half of the roof)

This has been a big week. On Wednesday the second half of the roof slab was poured (see above). This means that the entire structure is now complete. Of course, there is still much to do to complete all external finishes, internal walls and services and fit-out. But progress has been excellent. The photos show, rather than tell, the story of the progress.

Above: View of the eastern facade from Anzac Parade

Above: : Level 1 corridor (gyproc well advanced Levels 1-3)

Above: External wall finishes underway

Above: View of the inner courtyard looking east to the campus

Above: View of the northern facade from NIDA


08 July, 2008

View from the top

As the structure nears completion (just two weeks to go!), the views from the building have become spectacular. Here are a sequence of photos from the common room of a 7th floor apartment on the north west corner.

Above: View of the city skyline looking north over NIDA

Above: Looking towards Balmain and Pyrmont (Anzac Bridge central in the distance)

Above: Kensington to the north west

Above: Kingsford to the south west

Above: Kingsford to the south


02 July, 2008

Meet Kim Scruton

Kim Scruton is working with me as Executive Assistant. She is a former resident of New College where she filled various roles including elected President of the New College Students' Association and Residential Adviser. Kim graduated recently with 1st Class Honours in Medical Science. She is working with me on the marketing and promotion of the New College Village. She will also be helping to develop policies for the NCV community. Her knowledge of the New College community is helping her to bring a unique 'user' perspective to the NCV that will help us to deliver a vibrant and supportive community when we open in January 2009.

Above: Kim checking out progress on the NCV