UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre

Lowy-Cancer-Research

UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre is one of the largest dedicated cancer research centres in the Southern Hemisphere and the first in Australia to bring adult and childhood cancer research under one roof.

Overview

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of New South Wales is a joint venture between the UNSW, Faculty of Medicine and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia to bring child and adult cancer research together on one site.The facility is 17000 square metres and accommodates more than 400 researchers and support staff over eight levels consisting of generic microbiological laboratories, shared laboratories that including imaging and cancer genetics, animal research, administrative services and shared common spaces.

Our role

WSce supported the development of the research centre through the design of the civil, fire and hydraulic services. Primary design challenges include ensuring containment for microbiological animal/genetics research, managing physical and biological aspects of water and drainage services. Additionally, diverting a natural aqueduct around the construction zone presents a significant challenge.

Client

University of New South Wales

Location

Sydney, NSW

Size

1,700m2

Completion

2009

Value

$105m

Services

Civil Engineering
Fire Services
Hydraulic Services

Sector

Tertiary education
Life sciences

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