Western Sydney University Bankstown City Campus

Lyons with HDR, Walker Corporation and Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University’s Bankstown City Campus (BCC) stands as a transformative pillar, propelling the progress of Bankstown CBD. The 18-storey tower, designed by Lyons Architects with HDR as the Interior Architect, represents a pioneering approach to smart, sustainable building design.

BCC redefines the possibilities for older commercial buildings, demonstrating exceptional sustainability credentials while offering enduring economic and social benefits for the region. Comprising nine levels for education and nine for industry, BCC unites 10,000 students, 700 staff, and industry partners within a technology-rich environment. It fosters universal collaboration in learning, research, and entrepreneurship through features like LaunchPad and the Factory of the Future.

The campus also proudly hosts the largest Western Sydney University Badanami Centre, dedicated to Indigenous students and community engagement. BCC’s design blends visual elegance with environmental responsibility, pushing the boundaries of sustainable development. With a 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating, it excels in energy efficiency, waste reduction, and indoor air quality.

The campus’s advanced technology and sustainability focus set a remarkable precedent for future buildings, attracting commercial partners and promoting economic and social development within the community.

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Furniture: Zenith (Cupboards), Hafele (Bins), Koskela (Chairs), Koskela (Sofa), District (4 Seater Booth), Metronaps (Sleeping Pod), Steelcase (Armless Chairs), Dowel Jones (Dining Chairs) Lighting: Koskela (Small Pendants) – Koskela (Medium Pendants) – Eagle Lighting (Lowbay) – Darkon (Downlighting) – Light Brokers (LED Strip Lighting) Finishes: Expanded Aluminium Mesh – Ceiling Inlay Partition Access Panel – Metal Compressed Fibre Cement (CFC) Cladding System, Plywood Ceiling System – Feature, Timber Batten Ceiling System, Stretch Ceiling System, Operable Wall System Fittings & Fixtures: Fisher & Paykel (Integrated Bar Fridge), Omega (Microwave), Evergreen (Green Wall System- vertical), Bibliotheca (Returns Desk Discharge Equipment (Express Transaction Unit), Azure Foam (Soap Dispenser)