The UC Vice Chancellor’s blog has a thrilling invitation to industry to help fill in the campus.
It’s a speech heavy on ungainly metaphors. One has to wonder why medieval cathedral towns would be the inspiration for the UC of the future and not, perhaps, medieval universities? (And I’m pretty sure “cloud” is used to mean “internet”).
But the first par covers what it’s all about:
The University has released a new development prospectus inviting expressions of interest from like-minded organisations that wish to partner with us to develop areas of the campus.
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If you want to be part of this 21st century cathedral then the prospectus is online:
Available land on campus is suitable for a range of uses, including, but not limited to, opportunities associated with our health and sport precincts which are currently underway.
There is flexibility in the commercial structures that will be considered, including ‘BOOTs’, ‘BOTs’, joint ventures, alliances, lease back arrangements and others consistent with market conditions. Our focus is on developments that clearly provide mutual benefits. We have demonstrated experience in developing successful collaborations and partnerships.
We have a commercially robust and streamlined process in place to respond to expressions of interest within two months.