Construction of the landmark Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) will start next month, with the University announcing BESIX Watpac will build the $94m project on JCU’s Bebegu Yumba (Townsville) campus.
Queensland-headquartered BESIX Watpac has won a competitive tender process to build the TIC. Watpac has been in Townsville for more than 20 years, with local building projects including key JCU facilities, the Townsville stadium and Sun Metals’ Zinc Refinery expansion.
The four-storey, 9,400m2 TIC will be the centrepiece of an innovation hub in which undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and IT students, industry partners and researchers will converge and collaborate.
It will be located on Mount Stuart Street, adjacent to the new Student Accommodation, which is also under construction. The Ideas Market will form part of this development and will be a central hub and meeting…