The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute unveiled its new building on 22 November, 2012. The $185 million research facility has been developed to accommodate the institue's rapidly expanding research programs in cancer, infectious disease and chronic inflammatory disease.
Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F worked in partnership to design the new building, renovate the old and ensure world-class laboratories were part of the construction.
The Victorian Government and the Australian Government each provided a $50 million capital works grant. Together with $30 million from The Atlantic Philanthropies, these grants have enabled the expansion of the Parkville building to nearly double its size.
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.
- Roof-mounted uni-rail system allowing access to all levels of the atrium in the western wing of the building.
- Aluminum powder-coated ceiling tiles within laboratory areas to manage light and sound.
- Ceiling-mounted laboratory services, with medical gas provided from the ceiling instead of the floor.
- LED lighting and advanced lighting control.
- State-of-the-art building management system that controls services such as temperature, ventilation, hydraulic systems, compressed air, medical gases, trade waste and the fire system.
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