WECC commissioning kicks off

Westmead Hospital staff and the Westmead Redevelopment project team check out the new flexible teaching room.

The final phase of preparation for the opening of the new Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) is underway, with operational commissioning activities kicking off last week.

Operational commissioning of the space has involved key stakeholder engagement, including:

  • Planning
  • Site tours
  • Orientation of the area
  • Training and education
  • Risk mitigation

Building commissioning work wrapped up last week.

This process involved testing vital services, including power, water and air conditioning, to ensure everything operated to design specification.

It also involved project managers and users undertaking walk-throughs to identify any issues prior to hand-over.

Westmead Redevelopment project team members with Westmead Hospital staff during the operational commissioning process.

“It’s exciting to see how the new space will operate and how staff and students will be able to interact with the technology and purpose-built learning zones,” Westmead Hospital nurse educator Matt Han said.

“In walking around with the project team to view the new areas, it’s clear to see how it’s going to offer new opportunities for education, training and research at Westmead.

“We’re fortunate to have these kind of purpose-built spaces at the precinct and I think staff and students are really going to see the benefits and reap the rewards.”

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