As part of the ongoing collaboration between Charter Hall and Western Sydney University which started with the successful 1 Parramatta Square project, Floth were engaged by the Western Sydney University and Charter Hall Joint Venture to undertake the base building design and by Western Sydney University to undertake the integrated fitout design of the Westmead Innovation Quarter. The base building project comprises 24,000m² of commercial, 2,000m² of retail, and 1,500m² of childcare across two towers sitting on a common podium containing services and parking. The integrated fitout comprises 5000m² of post-graduate research space of the University’s The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development and Translational Health Research Institute. The fitout includes general workspace, in additional to seminar spaces, formal and informal meeting spaces, and public facing reception spaces including a large north-facing 3-storey void. Technical spaces include a range of custom-designed research labs supporting MARCS research activities in the field of human communication, and THRI activities in translating MARCS research into real-world outcomes. The labs have stringent building services, acoustics and operational design constraints designed to support the integrity of the research undertaken.