Cliffbrook Campus Renewal

This campus, with the historic Cliffbrook House and Foreshore Protection Area is an important part of Coogee's history.

As custodians of this site since the 1990s, UNSW is committed to optimising, respecting and enhancing Cliffbrook’s built and natural environment.

Following feedback received from the community in late 2016, plans have been being revised. Revised concepts and plans, as presented at a Community Forum on Thursday 16 February 2017, are available in the Design Concepts section below.


Cliffbrook HouseProject Overview

UNSW is undertaking a renewal of its Cliffbrook campus to create a bespoke residential and educational retreat. The new campus will align with the University’s 2025 Strategy to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university, providing world-class environments to deliver distinctive educational experiences. More...

Cliffbrook HouseProject Timeframe

It is very early in the project planning and UNSW is following a rigorous process of investigation, design and consultation. Announcements about the project’s progress will be made as milestones are reached, and updated information will be provided to the community. More...

Cliffbrook Campus UNSWSite Analysis

The Cliffbrook renewal will be empathetic to the highly sensitive heritage fabric, adjacent environment, the unique outlook and neighbourhood amenity. A comprehensive team of consultants and experts has been engaged to investigate the site. More...

Cliffbrook House archiveHeritage

This campus, with the historic Cliffbrook House, surrounding buildings and coastal reserve is an important part of Coogee's history. As custodians of this site since the 1990s, UNSW is committed to optimising, respecting and enhancing Cliffbrook’s state heritage listed buildings and surrounding environment. More...

Cliffbrook House Gordon's BayLandscape

The landscape design will respect and enhance the Foreshore Protection Area and synthesise the building forms and landscape. More...

Cliffbrook Renewal Design PrinciplesDesign Principles

The Cliffbrook renewal aims to provide a scale of development appropriate to the surrounding context, striving to maintain the importance of Cliffbrook House as a significant villa on Sydney’s coastline. More...

Design Concepts

The Cliffbrook renewal design concept references, enhances and makes accessible the natural beauty of the landscape setting through the magnification of all senses – sight, sound and touch. More...

AGSM @ UNSW Business SchoolSite Use

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is part of the UNSW Business School, offering top-tier management, executive and leadership development programs. More...

Cliffbrook House LeadlightProject Team

A highly specialised and experienced consultant team has been selected by UNSW to design and develop the renewal. More...