University of Sydney MBA students to get $180m facility

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University of Sydney Business School has commenced construction on a new $180 million facility which will provide the university’s business students with a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Construction of the Abercrombie Precinct Project represents the most significant capital investment in the history of the Business School, and will provide students and staff with five floors of teaching, learning and administrative facilities, including a 550-seat lecture theatre, three 300-seat theatres, technologically-enabled learning hubs and student accommodation.

The official ground-breaking ceremony was hosted by New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell, Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Belinda Hutchinson AM, University of Sydney Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, and Professor Tyrone Carlin and Professor David Grant, Co-Deans of the Business School.

“This event is a significant milestone for the University of Sydney,” said University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence. “The construction of this site will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for the next generation of business leaders. The world-class facilities will benefit the entire University community, and support the University’s objective of providing a business school placed among the top-ranking universities in the world.”

“The new facilities represent the next phase in a process of transformation of the Business School, bringing all of our staff and students together for the first time,” said Co-Dean Professor Tyrone Carlin. “Most importantly, these facilities will provide the fabric for a world class learning and research environment for the best and brightest students and academics.”

The Abercrombie Precinct site is situated on the southern edge of the University’s Darlington Campus, and is bordered by Darlington Lane to the north, Codrington Street to the east, Abercrombie Street to the south and Darlington Public School to the west.

For more information on the Abercrombie Precinct Project, or to follow the progress of construction, visit

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