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The University of Wollongong’s award-winning research and commercial precinct, Innovation Campus, today announced Joy Global has leased 1332 sqm of floorspace in its A Grade commercial building, iC Enterprise 1 (iCE1), and entered into an agreement with the University to collaborate on engineering research and development.
Joy Global is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of mining systems for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials.
According to Brad Neilson, Managing Director, Joy Australasia, the Innovation Campus provides the ideal combination of state-of-the art commercial office space and the competitive advantage of collaboration with the University of Wollongong:
“We were looking for premises that would allow us to consolidate a number of existing offices and undertake R&D and the Innovation Campus presented the ideal solution. In addition to fantastic office space, it gives us the opportunity to align with one of the most progressive schools of engineering and mining in the country, presenting opportunities for R&D as well as internships and scholarships.”
David Campbell, Director of the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, commented: “We are delighted to secure Joy Global as both a tenant of the Innovation Campus and a partner to the University. Engineering is one of our core research strengths and this agreement will provide opportunities for both students and researchers to benefit from Joy Global’s rich 125-year history in the mining industry.”
iC Enterprise 1 is a $40 million A Grade commercial building completed in 2011. It features a 4.5 Star NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) rating and large floor plates of up to 2,600sqm. In addition to Joy Global, tenants of iCE1 include BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal, Cancer Council NSW, Tickets.com, CommScope Inc, and theSydneyBusinessSchool.
Named Australia’s Best Business & Industrial Park in the 2011 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards, the Innovation Campus offers close proximity to public transport, the University of Wollongong, and the Wollongong CBD and beachfront, as well as on-site facilities including a health club and cafe.
About Innovation Campus
The University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus is a 33 hectare research and commercial precinct inNorth 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.
The iC currently houses commercial tenants including BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal, Tickets.com, CommScope Inc, and the Cancer Council, as well as the Sydney Business School, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, Institute of Transnational and Maritime Security and the Universityof Wollongong’s Digital Media Facility. In 2011, the Innovation Campus was awarded Best Business and Industrial Park in the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards. Wollongongis 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 Contacts: Innovation Campus Contact:
Jennifer Parker, Sage Communications David Campbell, Director, Innovation
On behalf of the Innovation Campus Campus, University of Wollongong
M: 0403 296 864 P: +61 2 4221 4240
Jennifer Sailer, Joy Global
P: 02 4861 3987