Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has advised not-for-profit NextSense on the development of their new exemplar facility at Macquarie University.

Formerly the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, NextSense is a registered NDIS provider which provides customised services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing, or blind/have low vision. The new centre at Macquarie University Campus will be a purpose-built, start-of-the-art facility for innovation and advancements in research, education and care in the fields of hearing and vision loss, set to open in 2023.

Led by partners Peter Calov and Andrew Chew, Corrs drew on the combined expertise of the Projects and Real Estate teams to advise NextSense on all aspects of the transaction, including arrangements with Macquarie University and the award of the D&C contract to ADCO Constructions.

Commenting on the matter, partner Andrew Chew said: “We are delighted to work with NextSense and support the significant work they do in the community. The development of their new centre will support the expansion and development of their research and education programs and bolster the collaborative partnership with Macquarie University.”

NextSense Chief Executive Chris Rehn said the venture represented an important milestone in delivering best practice services and support to people with hearing and vision loss and advancing knowledge in the field.

“Strong professional partnerships such as the one we have built with the team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth will underpin the success of this innovative project,” Mr Rehn said.