Building 4 upgrade passes the midway milestone
The mammoth two-year refurbishment of Building 4 is into its second year, with a host of new spaces delivered and plenty more to come.
While those based in Building 4 have witnessed the improvements first hand, it’s likely others around the university know little of what is happening behind CB04’s closed doors. So let’s get you up to speed.
The project is progressively transforming the interior of the ‘original’ Science Building, introducing spaces, features and finishes to match the standard of those in Building 7 next door.
While the early months of the refurbishment focused on seminar and computer rooms on levels 3 and 4, the second half of 2015 saw the completion of two major spaces:
- Level 5 – chemistry materials and forensic science labs (including forensic analysis facilities to complement the crime scene labs in Building 7) – completed mid 2015
- Level 6 – environment labs (including the fish holding tanks into which the fish are currently relocating) – completed end 2015.
This level 5 darkroom is one of the new forensic science labs in Building 4
The focus is now on the level 7 bioscience labs, as well as staff workspaces along the Harris St perimeter of levels 5–7.
- Level 6 staff workspaces complete – April 2016 (relocation May 2016)
- Level 7 bioscience labs delivered – mid 2016
- Level 5 staff workspaces complete – August 2016 (relocation September 2016)
- Level 7 staff workspaces complete – December 2016 (relocation January 2017).
Impact of the works
Those impacted by the upgrade in Building 4 will be advised ahead of time. Please keep an eye out for information on disruptions from your manager. While we have tried to minimise the inconvenience, we appreciate that some staff have had to relocate for the works (in some cases, more than once). Your patience is very much appreciated as we continue enhancing Building 4’s learning, research and work spaces.
Please email Danny Hung with any questions about the project or contractor.