University of Wollongong

Programmed is the strategic asset management partner in a long-term student accommodation Public Private Partnership for the University of Wollongong.

With more than 1,900 beds in the portfolio, the university plans to increase the student accommodation by 800 beds to help fulfil the university’s vision of providing affordable and diverse student options.

As a member of the Living + Learning Partners consortium, Programmed is part of a 39-year partnership. We had continual involvement in the design process for the five separate accommodation buildings, providing extensive knowledge and experience from the management of social housing contracts nationally, ensuring that whole of life design principles were able to achieve an optimal design while whole of life costs were able to be kept to a minimum. Our expertise in incorporating new builds on to brownfields sites allowed us to provide advice on the impact of the current site users such as university staff and the local community.