UNSW Integrated Acute Services Building

Situated alongside Randwick’s new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building, UNSW Sydney  houses state-of-the-art research, clinical innovation, biomedical and teaching facilities across 10 floors and approximately 5000m2 in a multipurpose space known as the Integrated Acute Services Building (IASB).

The integrated, co-located space with research, education, clinical and training facilities strengthens links between clinicians and researchers in real-time, creating a seamless physical connection between UNSW and the Randwick Health Campus.

The IASB includes dedicated research, teaching, innovation and collaboration spaces in addition to laboratories for clinical and translational research linked to the Acute Services Building. UNSW’s IASB facilities will open in mid-2024.

UNSW spaces aligned with hospital units to maximise collaboration

Facilities at the IASB align with work happening at the hospital, maximising the benefits of co-location to improve health outcomes for our community.

The ground floor is home to a Clinical Research & Innovation Facility (CRIF) and be home to outpatient research, clinical trials and multidisciplinary team space. Initially the space will pilot a National Comprehensive Dementia Care facility.

Across from the hospital’s first floor operating theatres, IASB space prioritises medical technology ideation, bio-printing, rapid prototyping and testing laboratories. 

On the second floor and near the hospital’s Central Sterile Supply Department, UNSW has space for clinical prototyping: co-design for implants, prosthetics, orthotics, devices, surgical robotics computational modelling. It includes a sample preparation laboratory for specimen reception and distribution, molecular, processing, short-term cryostorage. 

The intensive care unit and medical assessment unit on level three links to UNSW’s data visualisation spaces, a connected health floor with co-working zones for data interfacing with hospital medical assessment unit.

Another PC2 laboratory on level four maximises links with the hospital’s haematology, oncology and sub-acute aged care units. It has shared services for clinical research as well as a haematology translational research space and high-end analytics lab for cell therapy and clinical trials for haematology and oncology patients.

On levels five through eight, UNSW has dedicated clinical education and research zones to encourage collaboration and learning. These spaces correspond to the hospital’s aged care and orthogeriatric, surgery, respiratory and spinal, stroke and clinical neurosciences units.

On level eight, UNSW has another secure research laboratory that can be used for future infectious disease research. 

Frequently asked questions

The IASB will open in mid- 2024. To book a tour of the space, please email precincts@unsw.edu.au.

Public access

People can visit the IASB via the main lobby and public lifts. Levels 1 and 2 are not accessible without a swipe card. Initially, IASB access will be restricted.

SESLHD Swipe Card

UNSW’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UNSW Randwick Precinct, approves requests for specific IASB access and SESLHD ID swipe cards. Please email precincts@unsw.edu.au to request access. 

The COO will liaise with Prince of Wales regarding access and permissions and will maintain accurate records of access.

Please email precincts@unsw.edu.au to express interest in booking a room. 

From July 2024 teams can access state-of-the-art MedTech innovation facilities in the Tyree IHealthE spaces in the IASB, including prototyping labs, data visualisation and connected health technologies, ideation and co-design, all co-located with clinicians on the hospital campus. 

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The UNSW IASB will deliver benefits to the wider Randwick Precinct, these include: 

  • Enhanced health service delivery enabled by embedding monitoring, analysis, and research alongside the acute clinical environment and developing new models of care.
  • New education spaces to support the teaching of a range of health-related programs in the Precinct
  • Opportunities for enhanced student and staff education, with greater opportunities for interprofessional learning and cross-discipline interactions.
  • Staff development through opportunities to participate in a range of quality improvement, research and educational activities, helping to increase staff retention.
  • Increased academic input into health care with the aim of delivering innovation and a more rapid translation of learning and research to drive efficiency, cost reduction and better health outcomes.
  • Enhanced engagement with industry to support a more commercially oriented organisation and drive innovation.
  • New opportunities for participation of patients, their families, and the community in co-design of patient-centred, research and education.


For questions about the facility and operations of the IASB, please email estate@unsw.edu.au


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The Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct

The NSW Government has partnered with the UNSW to strengthen the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct through the integration of additional health education, training, and research with acute healthcare services - directly benefiting patients, carers, and the wider NSW community.

Building on more than 60 years of teaching hospital affiliations, this partnership will help grow the relationship between UNSW and the Randwick Hospitals Campus, its research institutes and broader health partners.

The UNSW IASB will enable a seamless physical and working integration between the hospitals and UNSW, positioning the wider precinct at the forefront of international health research and education.

The Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct is an initiative where UNSW’s teachers, researchers and students can thrive. Students will work side-by-side with researchers on real-life cases and practitioners will be better positioned to answer big research questions and solve significant health problems.

The inspiration is that this shared interaction will allow researchers to undertake studies that are immediately relevant in the real world, with the results of these studies benefitting patients available to the treating clinicians without delay.

The precinct will move toward a more personalised, holistic approach to healthcare supported by community-based services that promote patient participation, early detection of illness and maintenance of good health to prevent illness.

Learn more about the UNSW IASB and wider Randwick Campus Redevelopment.  If you would like more information about the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and how you can contribute, please contact precincts@unsw.edu.au or Estate Management at estate@unsw.edu.au.