Laboratories / R&D
Hilleman Labs R&D Centre
This was a fast-tracked Research and Development facility in an operational university building, with construction commencing whilst the design was being finalized. The 1860m2 fitout comprised of International standard finished labs, fume hoods, offices, canteen, IT rooms and reception. Services included 1000 meters HT cable, DG sets, transformers and panels, HVAC, DMW systems, PA/CCTV/EPBAX, BMS, automatic doors and installation of Goods and Passenger lifts.
Dow Chemicals R&D Centre
Three buildings comprising Dow’s 88,000m2 R&D Centre. The larger buildings are the R&D building and the Administration building and the smallest is the Central Utilities Building (CUB). The R&D and Administration buildings include undercover car park, 64 light laboratories and 1 heavy laboratory, offices, a 700 seat restaurant, Gymnasium, Presidents suite and Badminton court. The building has an open area through the center with a glass atrium roofprotecting the space.
The CUB building houses the High Voltage and Low Voltage Electrical rooms, Boiler room, Ice chiller tank, Chillers and Fire protection room and holding tank etc.
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Hunter Medical Research Institute - New Research Facility
Newcastle, NSW - Australia
Located within the Rankin Park campus adjacent to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, the 16,000 m² building consists of two five-storey wings (east & west) linked together by a two-storey elevated glass entry pod. The partnership development between Hunter Medical Research Institute, Hunter New England Health and The University of Newcastle represents a significant capital investment at the John Hunter Hospital Precinct and shall provide for 450 leading researchers under the one roof. The project consists of the following key features: PC2 laboratories, specific pathogen free zones, clinical trial support unit, animal holding areas (bio resource facility), outdoor semi enclosed recreation and barbeque area for the staff, workstations and generic open plan laboratories, lecture theatre and associated support staff offices and amenities. Construction of a three tiered open deck car-park for 250 vehicles is also part of the construction works to be undertaken.
Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Biosecurity Upgrade Works
NSW - Australia
The $56 million ($43.0M construction) upgrade of biosecurity facilities included the construction of a large new secure laboratory precinct. It will include high-containment certified PC2 and PC3 laboratories for virology, bacteriology, microbiology and molecular biology; refurbishment of existing animal and plant health laboratories, and an upgrade of electrical and safety systems.
Cockram Construction was engaged in an early tender involvement (ETI) process with NSW Public Works which essentially required us to provide feedback on documentation and potential design issues/risks. At this time we identified one of the key issues for the client was the programme and at tender time proposed a temporary PC2 certified laboratory structure to house researchers between moves so as not to disrupt their research. This in turn also cut 12 months off the practical completion date.
Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
As the main facility of the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication facility, this project links seven university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry access to state of the art fabrication facilities. Based at Monash University Science Research Park, the 3,800m2 building is made up of three main functional pavilions. The research pavilion is one level plus a dedicated mezzanine plant room with trafficable ceiling. The pavilion contains Class 10,000 clean rooms, Class 100 clean rooms, PC2 laboratory, general labs and associated offices and amenities. Cockram was subsequently awarded the Class 100 clean room fitout and we worked closely with the client to ensure minimal disruption to the operation of the newly completed facility. The Class 100 area is of the highest standard of clean room construction.
Winner – Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards 2011 Industrial Buildings
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Novo Nordisk Filling Plant Project
Located on a Greenfield site of approximately 98,000 sqm, the project was constructed in two phases. The completed facility has enabled Novo Nordisk to meet the rapidly expanding demand for insulin products in China. This filling site comprises formulation, filling, inspection and packaging of Penfills, and some packaging of FlexPen (pre-filled insulin pens), in addition to vial packaging.
Pfizer PSB 2
Mumbai – India
A 2 level Pharmaceutical Sciences building of approximately 7,000m2. The facility includes laboratories for process chemistry and safety, Hydrogenation, Scale up unit, QC Lab and Analytical, BMS and IT server rooms and stability ovens and technical space including 30 air handling units, 11 Scrubber units for fume extraction, UPS with battery back-up and Vacuum skid. Two atria provide natural light to laboratories.
The building also houses meeting rooms and Conference room with Audio visual facilities, staff amenities, canteen, document storage and an acoustic treated training room.