New bridge connects University to hospitals

06 Jun 2024
New bridge connecting University to hospitals

A new pedestrian bridge enables seamless connection between education, research and clinical care. 

A new pedestrian connection bridgelinks UNSW and Randwick Health Campus. The bridge was lifted into place between the Wallace Wurth Building and the Health Translation Hub (UNSW HTH), symbolically and physically extending UNSW’s Kensington campus into the Randwick Health Campus. 

UNSW Provost, Professor Vlado Perkovic, believes this new connection will transform how the University, public health and industry partners work to improve health care for the community.

“For more than 60 years, UNSW has aspired to integrate health, research and education with our Randwick Health Campus. Together, we can improve the health outcomes of our local and global communities,” he said.

“The UNSW Health Translation Hub is a physical manifestation of bringing research and education even closer to patients, and this connection enables UNSW to harness and expand on the best of health education and research from the University.

“By connecting our campuses, we’ll also more closely link a range of other disciplines that the University is renowned for and that are increasingly important to the way health services are delivered.”

A second link connecting the UNSW HTH to the new Sydney Children’s Hospital on Levels 2, 3 and 4 will also occur over the coming months. 

Construction on the new 14-storey UNSW HTH is well underway, with concrete structural work complete up to Level 9. The clinical education, research and workplace building will also include a shared open space accessible to community and the wider Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct.  

Due to open in late 2025, the UNSW HTH will bring together educational and medical researchers, clinicians, educators, industry partners and public health officials. It will drive excellence, and support the rapid translation of research, innovation and education into improved patient care, delivering better health outcomes to the community.

Learn more about the UNSW Health Translation Hub and Randwick Campus Redevelopment