Whitty Building officially opens

The official opening and Blessing of the newly refurbished Whitty Building was held yesterday, celebrating its transformation into a unique education precinct for Mater and The University of Queensland’s (UQ) medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health services students.

Constructed in 1911 as the first Mater Misericordiae Public Hospital, the heritage-listed building has been refurbished to create a modern facility conducive to collaborative learning, while maintaining its architectural features, including original pressed metal ceilings and stained glass windows.

The Whitty Building Project consists of the adaptive reuse the original Robin Dods designed hospital on the Mater Campus. This includes the insertion of a new glazed atrium which promotes an alternative teaching and learning spaces and supports UQ’s vision of including peer to peer learning opportunities in its facilities.