Sydney Bioaccelerator Building


The Sydney Biomedical Accelerator is the first-in-Australia precinct that will fast-track scientific discovery into better clinical and patient-centred research and healthcare solutions.


Set to be the largest biomedical building in Australia, the co-funded partnership project between the NSW Government, Sydney Local Health District and The University of Sydney will deliver a first-in-Australia facility equipped with a range of laboratory research facilities and clinical learning spaces.

It will be a state-of-the-art biomedical research complex spanning the University campus and the District’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus and will offer a unique global concentration of biomedical research talent.

Our role

The proposed development is situated in a notably sensitive campus area prone to flooding during storm events. In close collaboration with the University of Sydney (UoS) team, WSce undertook a design approach that honoured existing overland flow paths while safeguarding the new building from flood inundation.

The design incorporated a sub-floor space to efficiently convey stormwater during major events and a strategically designed western overland flow path that comes into play during a blockage. Noteworthy aspects of the project included the deviation of an existing DN1500 Sydney Water stormwater main and a DN450 Sydney Water sewer main.

Additionally, upgrades to existing roads on Cadigal Lane and Western Ave were undertaken to facilitate improved access to the new building. Through these measures, WSce demonstrated a commitment to innovative engineering solutions and thoughtful urban planning, ensuring the development’s resilience in challenging environmental conditions.


University of Sydney


Camperdown, NSW








Civil Engineering


Tertiary education
Life sciences

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