New Multiplex Project With UNSW
Multiplex has signed recently a contract with the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) to build the new $174.4 million Science and Engineering Building (SEB) following their project at the Physical Sciences Precinct at the Kensington campus. The building is expected to complete in January 2019.
Located on the corner of International Road and Third Avenue within the UNSW campus, SEB marks the Stage 2 of extension of the Materials Science and Engineering Building, also known as the Hilmer Building. Grimshaw architects, the designer of the project, said the SEB would be above 10 storeys,, creating 24,000 square metres of teaching and research facilities accommodating the need of the School of Chemical Engineering and the School of Chemistry. SEB will be connected to the Hilmer Building, increasing the accessibility of the facilities of both buildings. One thing to highlight is the basement of the SEB will take on a multi function role serving as storage, interactive and collaborative teaching spaces and study spaces for students.
Alongside the benefits to UNSW’s students, SEB will also perform as a connection hub, integrating the campus with the Sydney Light Rail at the Anzac Parade, the pedestrian movement will thus be improved.
Mr David Ghannoum, New South Wales Regional Managing Director of Multiplex, added “ We are delighted to continue our ongoing collaboration with The University of New South Wales and play a pivotal role in creating these world-leading research and education facilities. Our previous work with the University has given us the credentials to deliver these highly technical facilities in an active campus environment.”
Multiplex was responsible for several new facilities at the UNSW, such as the University Terraces student accommodation, the Materials Science and Engineering Building and the Tyree Energy Technologies Building. $125 million Biological Sciences Building is the latest project delivered by Multiplex.