After more than a year of planning, construction and commissioning, level 1 of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) is now open!
It is available to use by all students and staff undertaking education, teaching and research activities.
Level 1 of the WECC has been renovated to provide sophisticated, creative spaces that inspire flexible learning and teaching activities. State-of-the-art technology in architecturally designed rooms foster active learning and collaboration
The WECC level 1 project is the first major upgrade of shared education, training and research spaces for Westmead Hospital. The design of the space has been influenced by consultation with current and future staff and students, and experience from leading education facilities around the world.
“The transformation of education, training and research at Westmead responds to our growing multidisciplinary environment, and better aligns with the Westmead precinct’s vision of being a global innovation district,” says director of operations for Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Research and Education Network Helene Abouyanni.
Kate O’Sullivan, chief operating officer of the University of Sydney at Westmead said, “The University of Sydney’s investment in Westmead will see the number of students at the campus quadruple to more than 6,000 students, and enhance the already active interdisciplinary collaborations between healthcare, research and education at Westmead.”
In the space, clinicians and researchers will continue to build on the culture of innovation and knowledge sharing at Westmead.
Want to explore the new space? Join the WECC info days.
There will be project team members on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Our ICT and AV teams will also be available to demonstrate the new technology-enabled spaces.
Read about the University of Sydney partnership.