17 March 2016

A new residential wing at King’s College within The University of Queensland will be officially opened on Saturday (19 March).

Designed by Wilson Architects, the Wensley Wing was completed by BADGE Constructions late last year at a cost of $6.9 million.

King’s College Master and Chief Executive Mr Greg Eddy said the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, would open the wing.

“The state-of-the-art wing accommodates 38 students, and had study and communal areas,” Mr Eddy said.

“The College vision is to be Australia’s pre-eminent Residential College, which will enable diverse and innovative young men to serve and pursue individual excellence.

“The feedback from students has been extremely positive”.

Mr Eddy said the new wing was part of a major project which included the refurbishment of the entry to the College and the expansion of the Old Collegians’ Learning Centre.

The Wensley Wing is named in honour of the late Robert Wensley QC, a Kingsman who was involved in all aspects of College throughout his life, including the Students’ Club, College Council, Foundation and Board of Fellows.

He was a member of the Senate of The University of Queensland from 1978, was elected Deputy Chancellor in 1999, 2002 and 2005, and served until 2007.

He was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his services to the University.

Media: King’s College Marketing and Communications Director Madeleine Warner, +61 498 099 151, +61 7 3871 9826.