Sod turned at Western Sydney University Bankstown campus

Construction is underway for Western Sydney University’s newest vertical city campus in the Bankstown CBD, designed by Lyons.

The first sod was turned for the $340 million Bankstown City campus on 12 October. The campus will reach 19 storeys and accommodate 10,000 students and 700 staff, with facilities for the teaching of health, education, manufacturing and IT students.

“Like the Parramatta City and Liverpool City campuses, the Bankstown City campus will offer highly-accessible, technology-rich teaching and research facilities, and will provide our students with the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning and collaborative research partnerships,” said vice chancellor Barney Glover.

“The campus will bring students into the town centre, connecting them with local business and industry and embedding the University in the economic, social and civic life of Bankstown.”

The tower will appear as four distinct, stacked forms that are further articulated by a number of terraces and balconies that feature landscaped spaces. Aspect Studios is the landscape architect for the project.

The campus is scheduled to open in the second half of 2022.

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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