UQ Macgregor Building Level 3 Teaching Laboratory Refurbishment

Client : The University of Queensland
Project Value: $ 2.0 million
Completed: 2016
Area of refurbishment 580m2
Construction Cost $2,000,000.00
Client University of Queensland – School of Biomedical Science


The school of biomedical sciences required a refurbishment of the level 3 pharmacology and physiology teaching laboratories. This project was required to double the existing laboratories capacity from 40 and 60 students to 80 and 120 students. In addition it was required to accommodate the latest teaching methods, audio visual systems and laboratory teaching practices.
Delivering a workable laboratory of this size within an existing building involved construction of the project across two stages to permit the decanting of staff from the construction area. The extensive remodelling of the existing facility involved significant infrastructure upgrades and the reconfiguration of a large number of hydraulic services. These works while upgrading the building systems allowed for the creation of open spaces which improved the contact between teaching staff and students.
Due to the highly detailed nature of the laboratory bench design a series of mock ups were used to enable the design process. This is process helped to refine the brief and resolve the complex services and usage requirements in the pharmacology laboratory.

The school of biomedical sciences required a refurbishment of the level 3 pharmacology and physiology teaching laboratories. This project was required to double the existing laboratories capacity from 40 and 60 students to 80 and 120 students. In addition it was required to accommodate the latest teaching methods, audio visual systems and laboratory teaching practices.
Delivering a workable laboratory of this size within an existing building involved construction of the project across two stages to permit the decanting of staff from the construction area. The extensive remodelling of the existing facility involved significant infrastructure upgrades and the reconfiguration of a large number of hydraulic services. These works while upgrading the building systems allowed for the creation of open spaces which improved the contact between teaching staff and students.
Due to the highly detailed nature of the laboratory bench design a series of mock ups were used to enable the design process. This is process helped to refine the brief and resolve the complex services and usage requirements in the pharmacology laboratory.

The school of biomedical sciences required a refurbishment of the level 3 pharmacology and physiology teaching laboratories. This project was required to double the existing laboratories capacity from 40 and 60 students to 80 and 120 students. In addition it was required to accommodate the latest teaching methods, audio visual systems and laboratory teaching practices.
Delivering a workable laboratory of this size within an existing building involved construction of the project across two stages to permit the decanting of staff from the construction area. The extensive remodelling of the existing facility involved significant infrastructure upgrades and the reconfiguration of a large number of hydraulic services. These works while upgrading the building systems allowed for the creation of open spaces which improved the contact between teaching staff and students.
Due to the highly detailed nature of the laboratory bench design a series of mock ups were used to enable the design process. This is process helped to refine the brief and resolve the complex services and usage requirements in the pharmacology laboratory.


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