Multiplex completes construction on UNSW’s science building

WCN Editorial Team 8 Jun 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Construction firm Multiplex has completed construction on new $125m bioscience building at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Covering a total area of 21,339 sq m, the nine-storey building is located at the Kensington campus in Botany Street, Randwick.

The building, designed by Woods Bagot, includes a new atrium and upgrade of the surrounding landscape. It also features new mixed use wet and dry laboratories.

Ground floor and Level 1 of the new building provide teaching areas, while the upper floors are dedicated to Generic Open Lab and workplace facilities.

About 9,350 cubic metres of concrete, 120 tonnes of post-tensioning and 980 tonnes of reinforcing steel were used to deliver the project.

As part of the project, the crews have provided extensive enabling works including diversion of in-ground services, construction of a new electrical substation and decommissioning of two substations.

Work on the project started in September 2015 and has been completed within 18 months.

Multiplex regional managing director for New South Wales David Ghannoum said: “We are delighted to have completed the new Bioscience Building on time and on budget. Our team has specialist expertise in delivering world-leading research and education facilities and has thrived in this live campus environment.”

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