AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience, has a total size of some 30,777sqm, including three stories, a basement and external buildings. AgriBio consists of a core laboratory and office building, and external facilities such as a large glasshouse and polyhouse complex. The facility will deliver a high degree of flexibility across the laboratory areas to enable adaptation to changing scientific focuses.
The design is based on:
- integrating the new facility with the University campus infrastructure, both culturally and physically
- creating a singular inclusive and consistent campus experience, improving the University environment
- integrating the new facility fully into its native bush setting, both in terms of environmental performance and aesthetic.
Highlights of AgriBio include:
- one integrated research environment
- highly functional and flexible spaces
- adjacency of offices to laboratories, creating greater functionality and ease of access
- integrated sustainability
- catering for future growth
- open foyer featuring large glass atrium
- dynamic staircase connecting the breakout spaces
- breakout spaces which are visually engaged with the atrium
- seminar rooms with views of the surrounding landscape
- café and commercial spaces
- great workplace amenity featuring open plan office space with abundant natural light
- flexible laboratory spaces with moveable furniture and laboratory benches.
The design and construction phase commenced in May 2009 and was completed in August 2012.