After more than a year of planning, construction and commissioning, level 1 of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) is set to open next Monday (4 September).
The WECC will be available for all students and WSLHD staff undertaking education, teaching and research activities.
The WECC level 1 project is the first major upgrade of shared education, training and research spaces at Westmead Hospital.
The design of the space was influenced by consultation with 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,” Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Research and Education Network operations director Helene Abouyanni said.
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; it will enhance the already active interdisciplinary collaborations between healthcare, research and education at Westmead.”
Clinicians and researchers will also continue to build on the culture of innovation and knowledge sharing at Westmead in the space.
Want to explore the new space?
Join the WECC Info Days on Thursday, 7 September & 14 September.
There will be project team members on hand to show you around and answer any questions.