What’s inside One Hundred Broadway?
With the Graduate School of Health’s relocation on the horizon, we talked to the Project Manager Deborah Bates to learn more about what staff and students can expect.
Our new home across the street at One Hundred Broadway is due to open its doors soon, and what better way to get acquainted with our new space than to hear from the UTS Project Manager, Deborah Bates, herself. Read our Q+A below:
What learning and teaching spaces can we expect from One Hundred Broadway?
The fitout has been purposefully designed to accommodate learning and teaching spaces across most levels. The learning and teaching spaces include collaborative pod classrooms, a computer lab, and purpose-built simulation spaces.
Each discipline within the School has dedicated simulation rooms set up for their specific teaching needs. There are Physiotherapy plinth rooms and Pharmacy have a store counter for role play and a fully operational drug dispenser unit. Orthoptic students will get to practice using many different pieces of apparatus used to test vision. There are also medical simulation rooms for multipurpose treatment scenarios that can be used by any discipline.
Level 7 will house a teaching clinic and facilitate an environment that will help students apply the theory they’ve learnt in the classrooms and put it into practice.
Level 8 has a purpose built research facility that allows academic staff and HDR students to undertake connected, transformative and innovative research. It is also a collaborative research space to share knowledge and making real life impact through the involvement and participation of members of the public in UTS research projects.
What about spaces to relax?
The postgraduate student lounge is located on level 6. It will be a place for the School’s students to meet informally, have lunch or just take time away from study. The space will be filled with café-style tables, a long communal table with bench seats, individual seating and ottomans. There’s also a fully functional kitchen with fridges and a dishwasher!
Level 8 will have a large breakout space that will be available for all staff and HDR students.
What’s in-store for our Higher Degree Research students?
HDRs will have access to multiple activity-based working spaces throughout the building ensuring maximum flexibility. This will include workstations, hot desks, group meeting spaces and quiet breakout spaces as well as ottomans in each lift lobby for more relaxed/informal study.
Each HDR student will be allocated a locker to support activity based working. Lockers are located on each floor in the lift lobby.
Activity-based work fit outs recognise that the way people need to work will change across a day. There are spaces for individual, focused work, there are spaces that enable collaboration and group work, and there are spaces for socialising and informal meetings. HDRs will have access to a diversity of spaces and can locate themselves in the space that best supports the work they’re doing at the time.
What is your favourite thing about One Hundred Broadway?
One of the great things about One Hundred Broadway is the building itself. It has been designed by Foster & Partners, a British international studio for architecture renowned globally for their work. The building design has incorporated a glass and steel façade which offers continuous views onto Broadway and towards Chippendale/Glebe giving the space a light and airy feel. Students in One Hundred Broadway will get excellent views of UTS’ Engineering and IT building, and UTS Central.