University of Newcastle – Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)

Located at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus, the NIER facility is a state-of-the-art research space. The 2,100m² two storey building incorporates research laboratories, offices, breakout spaces, storage areas, display areas, plant room, lifts and associated amenities.

Completed using a design and construct GC21 contract, the design allowed for a flexible and adaptive space that displays high levels of energy efficiency, access, serviceability, safety and security. It has the capacity to build additional laboratory space into the future. The site services infrastructure incorporates a new central thermal plant building to accommodate a central thermal plant area for the generation of heating and chilling water, and ancillaries required for site reticulation.