Facts & figures
- 21,500 m² total building area
- 8 levels
- 25 bookable student study areas
- 11 simulation rooms
- 4 lecture theatres
- 3 levels of library facilities
- 12 seminar rooms
Facts & figures
Our state-of-the-art Susan Wakil Health Building brings together multiple health disciplines to work out of the same precinct. Working alongside each other in this new facility creates unique inter-professional learning programs and multi-disciplinary research opportunities. It places our students and staff at the forefront of health innovation, learning and policy.
Having delivered public hospitals, cancer centres, university hospitals and other educational institutions throughout the UK and Australia, Laing O'Rourke was engaged to utilise its wealth of global experience to deliver the main works for this state-of-the-art facility. Laing O’Rourke also helped deliver a highly sought-after Platinum Sustainability Rating, exceeding the Silver rating we were commissioned to deliver.
Designed by Billard Leece Partnership and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and in alignment with an activity based working strategy for the workplace co-created with Veldhoen + Company, this building is a place of innovation, learning and collaboration. Spread over eight floors with views across the city, its facilities include:
A focus on activity and movement, social equity and the utilisation of the Wingara Mura design principles have been key priorities in the building’s design, with features such as the Yooroang Garang academic space (a dedicated space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to connect and work together), gender neutral facilities and the Upper Wakil Garden (a place of respite at the heart of the building) all playing a part.
Located on our Camperdown/Darlington campus, students and researchers leverage the benefits of the proximity of our location adjacent to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and other leading medical institutions.
The building houses Sydney Nursing School and the Sydney School of Health Sciences, along with the Central Clinical School and components of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Learn more about the new Susan Wakil Health Building Library.