This state-of-the-art educational facility has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star design rating.

Western Sydney University’s newest City Campus has been developed in partnership with Walker Corporation.

The vertical, technology-driven building has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star design rating. It represents 'Global Leadership' in environmentally sustainable building practices with the capture and re-use of rainwater, as well as innovative thermal and lighting systems and solar roof panels.

Our expertise on this project included the design and construction methodology of a 16-metre-long cantilever. We were asked to complete the project on the basis of substantial cost savings identified for the client.

The 18-storey City Campus includes 14 floors of university teaching, learning and student services and has capacity for up to 10,000 students and 1,000 staff.

Our Construction Engineering and Structural teams worked in tandem with the builder to develop a construction sequence and strategy for the buildings signature cantilevered upper levels. The coordinated efforts of the team ensured minimal impact to the lower levels, podium and substation handover during these works. In addition to support constraints below, this project had the added complexity of building up to the Bankstown airport flight path ceiling. The solution deployed to this project is a prime example of how a bespoke solution can respond to specific constraints of a project and showcases what can be achieved when the right team is assembled to solve the problem.

Other key features of the campus includes:

  • 5,000 square metres of A-Grade commercial space for industry partnerships
  • 2,500 square metres of landscaped terrace spaces
  • State-of-the-art conference and event facilities
  • Tiered multi-purpose lecture theatre
  • Two basement levels incorporating end-of-trip facilities
  • Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education
  • Easy access to the future Bankstown Metro station

Client: Western Sydney University/Walker Corporation

Architect: Lyons (Architecture), HDR (Interior)

Builder: Built

Value: $340M

Completion: 2022

Sector: Universities

Services: Construction Engineering, Structural


  • 2023 Sustainable/Innovation Development Award, Urban Taskforce Australia