Forming part of the university’s growth strategy with the integration of new courses, the purpose built multi-level building now accommodates Physiotherapy studies for over 150 students. Designed by Woods Bagot the facility includes laboratories, a simulation ward, staff offices, student lounges and flexible learning areas with a total GFA will be approximately 2,400m2.
The development also includes the refurbishment of the Sisters of Mercy (SM) Building, which connects to the new facility, allowing the movement of thoroughfare. The SM building’s refurbishment includes a new kitchen and office amenity.
Gallagher Jeffs was engaged to act as ACUs representative and manage the development life cycle; mitigating risk and ensuring design, costs and the development programme are in line with ACUs parameters. Our role included the appointment and coordination of all consultants, management of town planning, design coordination, value management as well as the procurement and delivery of the facility, in readiness for Semester 1, 2017.
“The building is highly regarded… and…..delivers high levels of amenity to staff and students, especially in regards to all aspects of IEQ [Indoor Environmental Quality]…” - Mark Doggett, National Sustainability Manager