Curtin University’s objectives

To create a facility that features a mix of immersive, technology rich spaces that facilitate collaboration between Curtin University Faculty of Health Sciences students and adjacent health services and community agencies.


The new campus forms a key component of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s Midland Master Plan, which has transformed the historic railway Workshops Precinct into a medical and educational hub.  

The facility includes flexible learning spaces, high tech simulation spaces, informal student learning environments and workplace accommodation. It features a highly engaging design with strong connections to indigenous culture and people. 

Johnstaff’s role

Johnstaff led the project team through all phases of the project from brief validation through schematic design, design development, contract documentation, tender and award, contract administration and commissioning to the transition to operations.

Johnstaff provided a complete project management service and was actively involved in all aspects of the project providing leadership, adivce and administration.

Addressing the issues

The project required intensive stakeholder consultation to identify, incorporate and optimise the learning and simulation spaces for a range of diverse functions and end users. 

We took a hands-on and proactive approach to understand technological solutions to remote metering, monitoring and audio visual opportunities. This let us align the design with stakeholder needs. 

We also used a high level of management and accountability to achieve the required quality assurance standards of commissioning, remote metering and GBCA compliance. 

map of the project location


  • Successfully implemented a detailed project plan to deliver the identified facilities management outcomes

  • Achieved stringent financial, program and quality deliverables

  • Optimised technological solutions and collaboration between users, the faculty and a range of stakeholders

  • Collaborative and positive relationships maintained throughout