Kids Research Institute refurbishment begins

Artist's impressions of staff office accomodation (left) and a seminar room (right)

Construction has now commenced at the Kids Research Institute (KRI) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. During early-2018, Level 2 of KRI will have a completely refurbished staff office accommodation, exciting new meeting and social spaces and state-of-the-art Clinical Research Centre.

The changes to the staff office accommodation will include a complete refurbishment and move to Activity Based Working environment as well as new meeting and social spaces. The work in Block 3 is currently underway and is expected to be completed in late 2017.

Once the office accommodation is completed, work on building the Clinical Research Centre will commence. It will be a purpose-built, paediatric clinical trials facility, the first of its kind in New South Wales, and equal to facilities at leading paediatric hospitals internationally.

Staff from across KRI and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have been involved in the Project User Groups and detailed design process which has now been finalised. This process informed the requirements of individual rooms in both the Office Accommodation area and the Clinical Research Centre to ensure they meet specific user needs. It included the location of equipment, electrical and telecommunication services.

The commencement of this work has meant access changes to the building, so please take notice of signage when visiting KRI.