September 2023 | News
Western Sydney University’s Bankstown campus targets a greener future
Tertiary education is responding to the sustainability challenge with Western Sydney University’s new Bankstown Campus incorporating a disused car park in a new building that has notched up the area’s first 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating.
The new $340 million campus claims to set a new benchmark for Bankstown CBD buildings with its high-quality indoor air, acoustic comfort, sunlight levels, responsible materials supply, diverting construction waste from landfills, and overall lifecycle strategies.
Opened in March 2023, Western Sydney University’s new Bankstown Campus developed by Walker Corporation can host up to 10,000 students and 700 staff.
The building that includes about 349 sq m of operational driveway to the existing old car park and vacant lot which totals around 3,329 sq m in its design will now serve as a landmark that improves access to education and employment opportunities for the local community and students estimated to deliver over $140 million annually to the Canterbury-Bankstown economy said Walker.
Key project consultants included architects Lyons and HDR on base build and interiors respectively and built as builder.
“Our vision centred around creating a versatile 18-storey tower to create unparalleled opportunities for students, businesses, and the local community to connect in a technology-rich learning environment connected to public transport, retail, and landscaped outdoor spaces"
Walker Senior Project Manager Patrick Polomka
The project also contracted waste and recycling company Bingo, which helped recycle over 90 per cent of all construction waste generated from the project.
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