The ANU is letting us all know that the long touted shipping container accommodation is now open:
Australia’s first medium rise, modular accommodation for students will be officially opened at The Australian National University today.
“The Laurus Wing of Ursula Hall will provide purpose-built accommodation for 213 students, with support from the Commonwealth via the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) and the Better Universities Renewal Fund (BURF),” said ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb.
“At Laurus we’ve taken an innovative approach, and built, for the first time in Australia, high-quality, medium-rise, modular units that cater specifically to student needs.
“These units are quick to build and erect, with construction taking less than less than six months, allowing ANU to respond quickly to increasing demand for student accommodation.
Watching them go up (easily seen from the CSIRO) I have to confess they look great.