ANU Florey Building
This $25.5 million refurbishment project of the old John Curtin School of Medical Research is transforming the building into first class teaching, learning and research facilities for 3 different ANU Schools. The lower floor will have research laboratories for the Research School of Earth Sciences, and teaching laboratories for the Medical School. The two upper floors will have student facilities and administration areas.
The construction works have included significant detailed demolition, taking into careful consideration the Heritage value of the building. The project has been developed in consultation with ANU Heritage Officer and Heritage Consultants, and meets the intent of the Heritage Interpretation Strategy.
The environmental performance of the building envelope will be improved by the introduction of double glazing and insulation. Laboratories and teaching spaces will have traditional mechanical air conditioning, but most of the office spaces on the upper floors will be naturally ventilated utilising the high thermal mass inside the existing building.
The project is being delivered by Construction Control through a Project Management delivery contract. The project is significantly under budget and on program for handover in November 2014.
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