At a glance


New South Wales, Australia

Type of project



University of NSW

Contract type

Design and Construct



Multiplex’s fifth project with UNSW

Stage Two of UNSW Sydney's Biological Sciences Building upgrade, involved the refurbishment and modernisation of the existing D26 Biological Sciences Building.

Designed by architects Woods Bagot in collaboration with design teams TTW, NDY, ARUP and Surface Design, the refurbishment of D26 Biological Sciences Building included the strip out and demolition of the existing internal fit-out across eight levels and the construction of two new levels of rooftop plant.

Stage Two also includes the construction of brand new mixed-use wet and dry labs and innovative teaching and laboratory spaces such as anatomy research houses.

Multiplex faced many challenges during construction including the footprint of the building being wedged between three operating buildings, with minimal storage areas and difficult access for deliveries. Multiplex also had to maintain an extremely safe environment for students as the building remained in use within the live construction site.

  • Architect: Woods Bagot
  • Civil: Taylor Thomson Whiting
  • Electrical: Aurecon
  • Façade Consultant: Surface Design Consulting
  • Fire: Arup
  • Geotechnical: Douglas Partners
  • HazMat Testing: Greencap NAA Pty Ltd
  • Hydraulic: Arup
  • Structural: Robert Bird Group
  • Sustainability - ESD: EMF Griffiths