TKC Redevelopment

Take a virtual walkthrough of the future TKC Colleges

Basser College Year Photos

Basser, Philip Baxter and Goldstein - the Kensington Colleges or just TKC - much loved as a home away from home for generations of UNSW students, have commenced a major two year development, due for completion in January 2014.

The Building Schedule

The first residents of the new Colleges will commence from Semester 1, 2014. The Philip Baxter building will provide a temporary home for all with Basser and Goldstein joining residents 'down the hill' while work takes place.

The Philip Baxter building is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2014 at the conclusion of the construction and form part of a 'green' corridor running from Goldstein Dining Hall, at Gate 4 to Gate 2 on High St.

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The 'New' Basser, Philip Baxter and Goldstein Colleges

The goal of the project is to maintain the history and traditions of the Colleges whilst giving more UNSW students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a supportive college environment but with the modern conveniences of the 21st century.

The 'new' Basser, Philip Baxter and Goldstein Colleges will be re-built on the foot print presently occupied by Basser and Goldstein Colleges, with an additional two colleges. A 'Seniors Hall' will cater for older students in self-catered units and the '4th College' (name to be decided).

A living tradition

In keeping with the history of the three Colleges, many of the best loved features of The Kensington Colleges will be retained. The Sulman award-winning Goldstein Dining Hall will remain together with the sculture garden. Both will benefit from a $4 million refurbishment program.

Other features of the Colleges which will be incorporated into the new design include the 'Birdcage' in Basser and the Basser alcove system.

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