Plans unveiled for leading medical research center in South West Sydney


A cutting edge design concept has been revealed for the new Lang Walker AO – Macarthur medical research building.

Located as part of the Campbelltown Hospital, this important facility will house the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research – Macarthur, which has been a highly productive research partnership between the University of Western Sydney, the South West Local Health District of Sydney and UNSW Sydney for more than a decade.

Due to its opening in 2023, the $ 47.5 million building will be a world-class medical education and research center that will enable local researchers to address the region’s unique health challenges and improve outcomes. health outcomes for people in southwest Sydney.

A State Significant Development Application (SSDA) for the project was filed with the Department of Infrastructure and Environmental Planning in October.

The facility will bring together world-renowned researchers and clinicians from all disciplines. It will foster greater scientific, clinical and industrial collaboration that can provide cutting-edge diagnostics and healthcare programs, innovative treatments and therapies, and strengthen patient care.

Research will focus on health issues such as mental illness, diabetes, health care for diverse Indigenous and cultural and linguistic communities, pediatrics, and addiction medicine.

Early intervention, prevention and community care will also be essential, helping to tackle the higher rates of chronic disease and chronic disease in South West Sydney which often require more complex healthcare and increased demand for support services.

Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Barney Glover AO said the groundbreaking Lang Walker AO medical research building was firmly focused on the health and wellness needs of the region to rapid growth.

“Together with our alliance partners, Western Sydney University is delighted to realize this ambitious, world-class medical education and research center that will be the cornerstone of the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the hospital of Campbelltown and the Greater Campbelltown Health and Education District. “said Professor Glover.

Above all, the building will enable global excellence in clinical expertise, research and innovation that will translate into cutting-edge treatment and healthcare for people in the Macarthur region and beyond. It will be a place to develop the health and medical workforce of the future – having a real and lasting impact on the health and well-being of our local communities. “

Walker Corporation Executive Chairman Lang Walker AO said he was proud the Walker Group is donating more than $ 20 million to the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building as part of a strategic partnership to to advance medical research in the Macarthur region and beyond.

“Together, we will achieve our ambitious vision of a vibrant center for medical education and research to transform Campbelltown Hospital into an internationally renowned research center to foster greater scientific, clinical and industrial collaborations,” Mr Walker said.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for Western Sydney, as we are going to have a research building for highly skilled clinicians and researchers who can quickly take a health problem from bed to lab and back to bed, to find solutions.” fast.

“By working in partnership with our research partners and the University of Western Sydney, we will totally transform the way we process information to help individuals and their families in South West Sydney. “

“The new medical research building will be a centerpiece for innovation and research in South West Sydney, creating vital links between clinicians, researchers and our educational partners to contribute to global research initiatives and to ‘profit from it. This in turn will improve local services to meet the unique needs of the ever growing and diverse community we serve, ”said Amanda Larkin, Executive Director of the South West Sydney Local Health District.

Mr. Terry Goldacre, President of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, added: “We are proud to be a partner in this important ‘next chapter’ as the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research expands our medical research in the field. south west of Sydney. Ingham Institute – Macarthur will be another center of excellence, adding to the Ingham Institute – Liverpool, and increasing our research and commercialization capabilities. We will continue to connect our clinicians and researchers with local and global industry to accelerate cutting-edge healthcare solutions supported by our world-class clinical trial capabilities. “

Professor Les Bokey (AM), Director of Research, South Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research said: –

“This new medical research building gives the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research the opportunity to expand its research capabilities in mental health, addiction medicine, diabetes and obesity, child welfare and Indigenous health.” in order to meet the growing and new health needs of the community. . This new center will develop the Institute’s current research on cancer, neuroscience and stroke, cardiovascular disease, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as robotics and health technologies. Our research platforms are aligned with the South Western Local Health District Clinical Services Plan and are supported by our newly established Clinical Trials Center, to have significant impact on local, national and global health.

Professor Vlado Perkovic, Dean of UNSW Medicine & Health said: –

“In partnership and building on our significant health, education and research presence in Greater West Sydney, this new medical research facility in Macarthur will help address some of the biggest health challenges facing the world. region is facing. “

BVN Principal and Principal Architect Bill Dowzer said: –

“At BVN we are very clear that we design for people. Whether at home, in the hospital or in the workplace, we place the needs of those who will use it at the center of our thinking. It has been fascinating and rewarding to bring together the best of all these types of spaces. The result: a workplace designed to make people feel connected, comfortable and inspired.


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