Multiplex to deliver new $65m biomedical facility at Monash University

WCN Editorial Team 20 Sep 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Australian construction contractor Multiplex has won a contract to build new Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building for Monash University at its Clayton campus in the Australian state of Victoria.

To be build with an investment of AUD81m ($65m), the new building spans four levels, as well as a lower ground floor and roof plant-room. It will offer a total of 11,400 sq m of learning space for biomedical science students.

The Biomedical Learning & Teaching Building, which has been designed by architect Denton Corker Marshall, will feature four ‘flexi labs’ configured in an ‘L shape’.

These laboratories, equipped with an innovative pedagogical solution will wrap around a central glazed satellite preparation area to offer smaller-scale more intimate laboratory environments for 60 to 120 students.

On the other hand, the four laboratories can be pooled to deliver required space for up to 240 students.

Moreover, the new Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building also include a 1,200 sq m informal learning hub that can accommodate 400 students.

Multiplex regional managing director for Victoria Graham Cottam said: “We are delighted to continue our ongoing collaboration with Monash University and play a pivotal role in its vision for higher education through delivering revolutionary learning spaces.”

Construction on the new building is expected to begin immediately while the project is slated to be completed in November 2018.


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