Projects

WMI – Westmead Millennium Institute For Medical Research

The Cockram NSW and Abigroup Contracting Joint Venture has recently been awarded the new $79 million Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research New Building Project.
The project, designed by Bligh Voller Nield Architects and Project Managed by Capital Insight, is aiming to achieve a minimum four star green star rating. The scope of works includes the design finalisation, construction of research facilities, commissioning and handover of a world class medical research facility. The nine storey, 17,800 m² medical research facility will include more than 8,000m² of specialised laboratories and support areas.
This building is significant because of its unique position – located on Westmead Hospital campus in walking distance from Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the Children’s Medical Research Institute and the Kids Research Institute, creating a physical research hub, known as the Westmead Research Hub. Most of the Hub’s expensive high technology equipment and facilities will be housed in the new WMIMR building and shared by all 900 researchers on campus.
When complete the facility will become one of Australia’s leading medical research centres and the headquarters for WMIMR. The landmark building will create capacity to help further collaboration, create greater partnerships and ensure an ongoing commitment to medical research.