Over the past two years ACU staff, along with designers, developers, architects and a large deployment of builders, plumbers and electricians, have been working relentlessly to create a top-notch student housing project in the heart of Sydney.
Rising from the shell of a rundown warehouse on Australia Street in Camperdown, Miguel Cordero Residence (MCR) has now been built. With its funky and stylish design and well-planned and placed facilities it is set to be a leader in Sydney's thriving student housing market.
MCR provides students with multi-share apartment or single studio living, all fully furnished and self-catered. It will have 24-hour onsite management and security controlled access for residents' safety and benefit.
The team at MCR are already in the process of planning and scheduling social, sporting, academic and chaplaincy programs; which all residents are welcome to participate in and enjoy. At the outset of the planning of MCR, the key goal was to create an environment which both supports students during their tertiary studies and also creates a sense of community, ensuring that the transition into uni life is as comfortable and easy as possible. MCR aims to develop an environment where its residents can reach their full potential.
The structure of the building is centred around a social hub - a communal area for students to gather, study, eat and chat with their friends and neighbours. It is fitted out with beanbags and lounges. Residents will not want to leave.
Students will also have access to the fresh air and open spaces needed after a long lecture or study session. Camperdown Park just outside the front door offers the shade of old oak trees, the space to go for a run or stretch out for yoga, and even an open-air gym.
Due to MCR's convenient location, travel around Sydney is easy. It is a five - minute walk to Parramatta road where buses leave frequently to both our North Sydney and Strathfield campuses while at the other end of Australia Street, the hustle and bustle of Newtown awaits. Train station, cafes, restaurants, clothing shops and a cinema are close-by.
With all its offerings, MCR is still affordable and cost effective for students living out of home and studying. The cost of rooms ranges from $275-$380 per week and we are offering of great Semester 2 discounts.