Brookfield to build new research centre for University of Sydney

6 March 2012 (Last Updated March 6th, 2012 18:30)

Western Australia-based Brookfield Multiplex has secured a contract from the University of Sydney to build the A$220m ($223m) Charles Perkins Centre at its Camperdown campus in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Charles Perkins Centre

Western Australia-based Brookfield Multiplex has secured a contract from the University of Sydney to build the A$220m ($223m) Charles Perkins Centre at its Camperdown campus in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

The 46,700 square metres research and education centre will house 950 researchers and 1,455 undergraduates.

The centre will feature a combination of wet and dry laboratory spaces, new imaging and flow cytometry facilities, including live cell imaging, clinical research facilities and a biobank.

Brookfield Multiplex NSW regional managing director David Ghannoum said: "Brookfield Multiplex is delighted to be working with the University of Sydney to deliver its vision of a world-class institute offering the very best in amenities and facilities for the University’s academics, students and researchers."

"During the tender process, Brookfield Multiplex offered the University of Sydney an alternate design which still met the university’s core needs," Ghannoum said.

The centre will cater for multidisciplinary research across biomedical sciences, bioinformatics and computational biology as well as clinical research and behavioural science.

The university’s academics and researchers across a variety of disciplines and campuses will benefit from the new social and educational precinct.

The site is close to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the faculties of medicine, science and veterinary science.

Construction on the new centre is expected to be completed by late 2013.

In February 2012, Brookfield Multiplex completed the construction of the A$85m ($90m) Tyree Energy Technologies Building at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

 

Image: The research and education centre will feature a combination of wet and dry laboratory spaces. Photo: Brookfield Multiplex.