Kramer Ausenco has successfully completed the detailed design and documentation for the University of South Pacific’s fourth regional campus to be located in the Solomon Islands.
The ground-breaking ceremony was held on site on August 24, 2017, for the six-thousand square metre complex. It will house the main regional programme for the new campus which is public health, and other courses offered by the University. The new campus will increase the number of Solomon Islands students studying in the country, and accommodate the growing student enrolment in programmes available at the University.
The building design encompasses; sustainable development using “Green Campus” principles, efficient and cost effective operations, with Solar PV installation on roofs and consist of 7 main buildings; the Administration building, Library, Laboratory, Faculty of Science Technology and Environment; Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, a two-storey classroom and a multipurpose hall.
The complex will be fitted with state of the art Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment, and will provide international accredited programs, and ICT enabled education. It includes a modern teaching and learning space, provisional for people living with disabilities, and a multipurpose hall that includes a gym and basketball court.
The project is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and fully endorsed and supported in-country by the Solomon Islands Government. The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by the ADB President Takehiko Nakao, The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the University of South Pacific Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson, and Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, and Education and Human Resources Development Minister, John Dean Kuku.
Banner Image: (l-r) USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, and Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, Kramer Ausenco CEO Frank Kramer, Kramer Ausenco SI Principal Architect Barry Kitson, and Kramer Ausenco SI Office Manager Rovaly Sike.