29 Nov 2022

Situated in the heart of Parramatta on Darug Country sits Western Sydney University’s Engineering Innovation Hub, a state-of-the-art building providing high quality educational opportunities, community partnerships, world-class research expertise, and the new workspace for our Western Sydney team.

Urbis first established a presence in Parramatta in 2019 to be a part of the Western Sydney community in recognition of the significant growth in our activity across the region. With our expanding team, many from Western Sydney, we soon outgrew our space.

We are excited to now call the Engineering Innovation Hub home demonstrating our long-term commitment to Parramatta CBD and the region.  The model of industry partnerships integrated within vertical campuses in the heart of city centres is a pillar of the university’s Western Growth strategy. This is familiar to Urbis, having assisted the University on their new Liverpool City and Bankstown City vertical campuses. 

Over the last few years since we first opened an office in Parramatta, we have catered for the community with our human centric, sustainable and evidenced based approach to our projects such as Appin in the southwest, Mamre Road Precinct in the Aerotropolis, and the Westmead Place Strategy one of Australia largest health and education innovation precincts. Through these projects and many more, we have strived to make a positive difference and impact to the wellbeing of Western Sydney residents and visitors.


Designed by Tzannes and Blight Rayner, the building is part of the University’s Western Growth strategy – an ambitious program that is co-creating  cities and transformative educational infrastructure across Western Sydney, in partnership with industry and Government.

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Our new office space co-located with the University is, fresh, sophisticated and technology enabled with various magnetic workspaces, perfect for collaboration.

Murray Donaldson, Director, Urbis says, “The Engineering Innovation Hub is a transformative vertical campus in central Parramatta housing a new collaborative Engineering program for Western Sydney University and UNSW and the University programs in engineering,  architecture and entrepreneurship. 

With our objective of providing innovative solutions for our clients, our office within the campus “Industry Partnership space” will provide unique opportunities to collaborate with the University, students and academic staff on joint research and provide employment for future talent”.

Our diverse, multidisciplinary team of the brightest minds are looking forward to a big celebration on our move in the new year with the industry. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming our clients and partners to collaborate on opportunities across Western Sydney.


Please reach out to the team if you have any questions

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