A light-filled learning, researching and administration space.

At the moment, the Forestry Building in Melville Street lies empty and unused. Designed by renowned architect Robert Morris-Nunn, it features a beautiful glass dome that allowed sunlight to nourish a small, internal forest.

After lying dormant for a number of years, the Forestry Building is coming back to life as part of the University’s city campus. Overall, it will have room for 300 staff and 3,000 students.

But it’s what will be inside the building that’s the most inspiring: along with University activities, the internal forest will come back. All up, there will be 3,758 native plants in the atrium, and 3,384 in the interior of the buildings. And as Robert Morris-Nunn says, “It’s going to have the life that it should have had.”