The next milestone in a new era of patient care, education and innovation has literally been written over the past few weeks at Westmead Health Precinct.
Three massive signs now take pride of place atop and around the Central Acute Services Building (CASB).
The eye-catching installations leave patients, carers and visitors in little doubt they’re at the centre of the state’s premier health and research hub.
The finishing touches to the third of three sky signs spelling out “Westmead Health Precinct” are currently being made on Level 13 of the CASB (shown right).
The illuminated lettering up to 1.8 metres high and spanning 28.75 metres was transported via a goods lift and placed on to louvres of the CASB’s southern face.
A second illuminated sign on the east-facing side of the Innovation Centre (pictured top) welcomes precinct visitors approaching the CASB through the forecourt from Hawkesbury Road.
The 13.625 metres-wide display comprises “Westmead” lettering up to 2.2 metres on the top line and “Health Precinct” up to 1.31 metres underneath.
A sign on the building’s western face (pictured below) has also been installed.
The vertical sign over two lines spans 7.45 metres using lettering up to 1.185 metres in height. It greets visitors as they approach the Westmead Health Precinct from Dragonfly Drive and Redbank Road.
Matt Sydenham, acting director of Redevelopment & Infrastructure, said the prominent signage again underpinned the precise planning involved in the CASB.
“The signs are another example of the teamwork and commitment across the Westmead Redevelopment project,” Matt said.
“This collaboration paves the way for a health facility and innovation centre to meet the growing needs of western Sydney and beyond.”
The CASB is a partnership between Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney.