At a glance


New South Wales, Australia

Type of project



University of NSW

Contract type

Design and Construct



Flexible spaces that can adapt with future changes in biological and environmental science

Renewing the Biomedical Precinct at UNSW's Kensington Campus.

The Biosciences Renewal Project represents the third stage of the regeneration and expansion of the Biomedical Precinct at UNSW, addressing the long-term accommodation needs of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Sciences, as well as the functional needs of the wider precinct.

Spanning 21,730 square metres, the new building complements the existing building and also includes a new atrium and upgrade of the surrounding landscape.

The new Bioscience Building provides students and researchers with a contemporary research and teaching environment including new mixed use wet and dry laboratories.

Challenges faced during construction included the footprint of the building being wedged between three operating buildings, with minimal storage areas and difficult access for deliveries. The team also carried out extensive enabling works including diversion of in-ground services, construction of a new electrical substation and decommissioning of two substations.

  • Architect&ndash: Woods Bagot
  • Geotechnical&ndash: Douglas Partners
  • Planning&ndash: JBA Urban Planning
  • Structural Engineer&ndash: Robert Bird Group
  • Mechanical&ndash: Norman Disney & Young
  • Civil&ndash: TTW
  • Acoustics&ndash: Acoustic Logic
  • Façade&ndash: Surface Design Consulting
  • Electrical Engineering&ndash: AURECON
  • ESD&ndash: EMF Griffiths
  • Hydraulics & Fire&ndash: Arup
  • Accessibility&ndash: Accessibility Solutions
  • Landscape&ndash: Black Beetle
  • BCA&ndash: City Plan Services
  • Dangerous Goods&ndash: The Trustee for Core Engineering Group