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Cancer Council NSW signs lease with University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus
27 April 2011 - The University of Wollongong’s research and commercial precinct, Innovation Campus, today announced Cancer Council NSW as its newest tenant.
Cancer Council NSW’s Southern Region office will relocate to Innovation Campus, with plans to increase its collaboration with the University and its Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).
Cancer Council NSW has secured a 10 year lease for 275sqm of prime office space in the iC Enterprise 1 building, scheduled for completion next month. The Southern Region office will move into the new premises in the third quarter of 2011.
Commenting on the lease, Merewyn Portland, Cancer Council NSW’s Regional General Manager, Southern Region, said: “The opportunity to co-locate with the University of Wollongong at Innovation Campus is an exciting one and we are looking forward to strengthening our existing research partnerships. Our leadership in cancer prevention research fits well with the UoW’s strengths in this field and the vibrant campus feel is ideal for our regional team and volunteers.”
Chris Grange, the University of Wollongong’s Vice-Principal Administration, welcomed Cancer Council NSW to Innovation Campus: “The University of Wollongong extends a warm welcome to Cancer Council NSW. The Cancer Council is a long-term medical research partner for the University and its move to Innovation Campus will make it even easier to collaborate and undertake cancer research that has a direct benefit to the community.”
iC Enterprise 1 is a $40 million A Grade commercial building featuring a 4.5 Star NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) rating, state-of-the-art design and large floor plates of up to 2,600sqm. Cancer Council NSW will join global ITC company MphasiS, BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal, and the Sydney Business School, as tenants of iC Enterprise 1 when the building opens in mid-2011.
About Innovation Campus
The University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus is a 33 hectare research and commercial precinct in North Wollongong. Innovation Campus aims to drive partnerships and collaboration between the research and business communities by co-locating commercial and research organisations in state-of-the-art facilities. It currently houses the Sydney Business School, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, Institute of Transnational and Maritime Security, the University of Wollongong’s Digital Media Facility, and a number of commercial tenants. Wollongong is Australia’s eighth largest city, located 80km south of the Sydney CBD and one hour from Sydney International Airport. www.innovationcampus.com.au
For further information:
Media Contact: Innovation Campus Contact:
Jennifer Parker, Sage Communications Craig Peden, Director, Corporate Relations
M: 0403 296 864 University of Wollongong
E: Jennifer@sagecomms.com.au M: +61 2 4221 5407