Westmead Innovation Quarter

Charter Hall and Western Sydney University (WSU) entered a joint venture partnership with a combined vision to develop two mixed-use buildings offering health, commercial and retail spaces in the heart of Westmead.

The scope of the development includes:

  • Construction of two buildings on a shared podium totalling 28,000 sqm of net leasable area
  • Construction of a series of public realm spaces within the precinct
  • Establishment of an attractive and activated link between the two buildings
  • Establishment of a commercial mixed-use workplace

The challenge

WSU required a new state-of-the-art campus to be delivered for the world-renowned MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development (MARCS).

Our solution

Given the requirement from WSU to have a fully operational MARCS campus at the same time the building was delivered, the project required diligent planning to ensure that all program milestones were achieved.

Acuity worked closely with WSU and its procurement team to procure a design team to obtain WSU’s brief and deliver a highly developed and detailed design in preparation for the price submission.

Charter Hall and WSU chose Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) to deliver the integrated campus development, who Acuity worked closely with, along with SCA, to administer the building contract and deliver the MARCS campus.




6 Hassall Street, Parramatta


Project Manager


28,000 sqm


March 2022

Architect/Interior designer



Richard Crookes Constructions

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