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Walter And Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) Lab Fit-Out

Walter And Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) Lab Fit-Out

Builder: Baulderstone Pty Ltd

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F

Est. Project Value: $130 million

Date of Completion: March 2012

Britex Project Manager: Mr. Tony Clynes

Britex Project Role

Britex was engaged by the building contractor to manufacture and install all specially fabricated stainless steel fixtures with the PC2 and PC3 labs for the WEHI redevelopment. This process included generating shop drawings, consultation in fixture design, project managing and coordinating the production of fixtures within the program of the building contractor and installing the fixtures on site. Stainless steel works and fixtures for the project included:

  • Specially designed laboratory work surfaces (benches and sinks) that incorporated a raised ‘Tap Deck’ that allowed tapware to sit elevated above the working surface. This raised tap landing that was pressed into the stainless steel surface - thus providing a seamless height transition – ensures greater infection control which is paramount in this area of the facility.
  • Specially designed window frames manufactured entirely from stainless steel incorporating radius
About the Development

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is the oldest medical research institute in Australia and will celebrate its centenary in 2015. The institute is affiliated with The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital and offers postgraduate training as the Department of Medical Biology of The University of Melbourne. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has redeveloped its Parkville campus to accommodate its rapidly expanding research programs in cancer, infectious disease and chronic inflammatory disease. The building will open in November 2012.

New research facilities

  • New western wing houses seven levels of laboratories and scientific support services.
  • Clinical Translation Centre with patient contact rooms.
  • Insectary, enabling malaria researchers to investigate the critical liver stage of the malaria life cycle.
  • Advanced cell and tissue imaging and flow cytometry centres.

Source: WEHI website 09/12