Invermay CRG

Region: Dunedin

Date: 2011

Approximate Value: $16m

The $16 million centre comprises three buildings; two single-storey support facilities and a two-level, “state of the art” laboratory facility with physical containment (PC2) and offices. In addition to the laboratories were a Large Animal research facility and a Possum facility.

The regulatory requirements for a PC2 building were of utmost importance and the team included Australian Architecture and Engineering firm S2F to ensure regulatory standards were met.

This project involved working with world-class scientists to understand their highly specialised facilities and equipment requirements; approximately 30% of contract value was related to specialist mechanical services for positive air zones, controlled room temperatures and gas supplies.

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