Australian Red Cross Blood Service

COCKRAM Construction has been named Victoria’s Master Builder of the Year (Commercial Construction) for the $57 million Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Victorian Tasmanian Principal Site in West Melbourne.

Project: Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Victorian Tasmanian Principal Site, West Melbourne

Jan 2009 – Dec 2011 ($13.1 Million)
Victoria – Australia

Construction of Commercial Buildings $30M-$80M
MBAV Master Builder of the Year 2012

Project Description:

This project required the fit-out of an existing building for the purpose of providing blood donation processing, production, sampling and administration facilities for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS).

The facility is the Victorian and Tasmanian Principal Site of the ARCBS. The scope included building fit-out and services, including the procurement of new plant and equipment.

The building is a four level building, primarily over two major levels. The total fit-out area is in excess of 16,000m2.

The project contains blood donation processing, production and distribution facilities, PC2 laboratories (to AS2243.3), administration areas, warehousing and a national archive of ARCBS samples.

The processing, production, distribution and laboratory areas required Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) accreditation.

Cockram were responsible for ensuring that the fit-out complied with TGA requirements and were required to work with the ARCBS to ensure that TGA accreditation was achieved within the nominated timeframe. Cockram’s scope also included the commissioning and validation of the building, services and equipment as part of the achievement of the TGA accreditation.