Western Sydney University

SHAPE was appointed by Western Sydney University to complete the integrated fitout for its new campus, catering to the School of Nursing and Social Sciences.

Client: Western Sydney University
Designer: Woods Bagot
Client PM: Solutions Consulting & Generate Property Group
Delivery Model: CM
Location: Liverpool, NSW
Duration: 34 weeks
Project Size: 10,000 m2

A state-of-the-art campus for WSU

Having the best design solution within the set budget and delivering a technologically state-of-the-art campus was of utmost importance. To Western Sydney University (WSU), this project was an opportunity to create a student-centred campus that enhanced their reputation. This innovative ten-floor facility included:

  • Two floors of student services
  • A library
  • Two fully equipped clinical patient units (stimulation nursing suites)
  • Five stories of technology-enhanced learning studios
  • Eight unique staircases that connect the ground floor to level 8
  • 10 on floor communication rooms
  • A data centre
  • Workspaces for up to 130+ academic staff
  • 20+ AV equipped collaborative learning spaces

WSU’s aim was to have this campus completed for semester 1, 2018. Our team was able to achieve this goal with interim occupation by early March 2018. We implemented early contractor involvement and a fast track fitout. $27 million worth of the fit-out was completed in 30 weeks, and 90 per cent of this was integrated with a base building contractor on site. The seamless transition and delivery of WSU’s IT infrastructure was also a critical factor in the success of the opening. Our team was able to accomplish this through close collaboration with the WSU IT team throughout the design and construction phases of the project.

Early engagement and proactive design involvement allowed us to meet the client’s time frame, exceed expectations and execute Perfect Delivery. Our team was able to achieve what is to be considered a landmark building for Western Sydney University.

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