Newly installed pedestrian bridge will connect university to hospitals

Over a weekend in mid-June, a link bridge was lifted into place over Botany Street between UNSW’s Wallace Wurth Building and the Health Translation Hub (UNSW HTH), 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 the 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 pedestrian bridge connection will enable 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 bridge connecting the UNSW HTH to the new children’s hospital building at Levels 2, 3 and 4 will also occur over the coming months.

Construction on the 14-storey UNSW HTH is well underway, with concrete structural work complete up to Level 9.

Due to open in late 2025, the UNSW HTH will bring together educational and medical researchers, clinicians, educators, industry partners and public health officials.

Click here to learn more about the UNSW HTH project.


Published June 2024