As construction on the Central Acute Services Building (CASB) wrapped up for the official site handover, University of Sydney staff enjoyed a socially-distanced site tour of the University’s 1.5 floors.
The University’s CASB space features new teaching, learning, workplace and collaboration settings for staff, students and visitors from other campuses.
“Our 5000 square metres of purpose-built facilities across Levels 5 and 6 of the CASB and Innovation Centre will provide a central precinct meeting point for our staff and students,” says University of Sydney program manager Tamsin Sridher.
Led by the CASB Program team, the University is targeting a Semester 1, 2021 launch of teaching in the innovative new space. “Our CASB space will transform the student experience for University of Sydney students at Westmead,” says Tamsin.
“The student spaces on our floors have been designed in response to student feedback and will include new settings for studying, group learning and socialising.”
The University’s floors also include 12 new formal learning spaces including a case study theatre and collaborative learning studios.
With key facilities for staff including workplace, informal meeting spaces, collaboration zones and social seating, Tamsin says the University’s CASB space has been carefully designed to increase integration at the precinct.
“Our facilities will foster deeper collaboration amongst our staff and students and with our Westmead Health Precinct partners.”
Program director Kate O’Sullivan says the University’s CASB space and role as a Westmead Redevelopment partner builds upon more than 40 years of University leadership at the precinct.
“The CASB adds to our existing collaborative investments at Westmead including the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) and Westmead Hospital Library,” says Kate.
“We are proud to partner with Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Health Infrastructure to further embed our research, education and training across the Westmead Health Precinct.”
Pictured top: Educational tour ... University of Sydney staff discuss the exciting opportunities in situ during a visit to their new spaces in the Central Acute Services Building.
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