University of Canterbury Regional Sciences and Innovation Centre

Region: Christchurch

Date: Feb 2018

Approximate Value: $216m

With a total project budget of $216 million for Stages 1 and 2, the new centre will provide accommodation for the College of Science, along with an unprecedented resource for the Canterbury region.

The first building, named after renowned UC Alumnus Ernest, Lord Rutherford, was officially opened by New Zealand’s Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on Thursday, 15 February 2018.

The building includes specialist teaching and research laboratories for physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, geography and biological sciences.

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