Introducing NextSense Headquarters: Redefining Accessibility and Innovation

ADCO is proud to announce the successful completion of The NextSense centre of innovation at Macquarie University. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the national headquarters for NextSense, catering to more than 260 allied health, teaching, research and specialist staff. It will service a wide range of clients with hearing and vision loss and includes a primary school and integrated preschool. Its custom design and construction for those with hearing and vision loss is a key feature and drawcard of this social infrastructure project of national significance.

The central building features a multi-story Post-Tensioned and Structural Steel Construction, incorporating therapy rooms, a purpose-built audiology wing, commercial kitchen spaces, offices, and basement parking and has several key features in the design and build that make this project truly inclusive.

The school, being built on an aggressive slope, is supported by screw piles allowing the school confines to be on a single level with no steps. It also includes visual indicators to supplement the school bell system for those with hearing loss, lighting in classrooms for attention grabbing, and interactive touch screens tied into fire trip/lockdown procedures. Inclusive features also extend to the outdoor play areas with included bells in the decking, audio tubes, a wheelchair swing, and more.

With a Nabers 4.5 Star and Greenstar 5 Star Target there was a strong focus on sustainable design throughout the build.

We are incredibly proud of the innovation and dedication that went into this project, ensuring it meets the highest standards of accessibility and sustainability and it has been a privilege to have been a part of this new chapter in the great work that NextSense does.

Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this vision to life.