In 2014, UniSA commenced the design and construction of the Great Hall creating a new heart of the University and an iconic venue where thousands of memories will be made.
From late October 2016, the Great Hall will be known as Pridham Hall following a remarkable $5 million benefaction from The Pridham Foundation - which administers the philanthropic activities of one of South Australia’s most successful sons, Andrew Pridham and his family.
A UniSA graduate in property resource management, Andrew Pridham has forged a highly successful international career as an investment banker in Sydney, Singapore, London and New York.
His other great passion, sport and in particular Australian Rules Football, has seen him serve as a Director since 2002 and Chairman since 2013 of one of the AFL’s most successful clubs over the past two decades – The Sydney Swans.
Planned as a state-of-the-art facility that will encourage physical activity and become a place to celebrate education achievement, Pridham Hall will feature a sports complex, a swimming pool, and facilities for graduations, exams and corporate and cultural events.
Pridham Hall will be a significant part of the student experience and offer important sport and fitness services to the entire local community, including the new Health Precinct opening on North Terrace.
“I’ve always believed that it is important for people with the capacity to contribute to the broader Australian community to do so generously and encourage others to do the same.” Andrew Pridham