News Archive

2020

A new high for the UTS Research Facility

The new Advanced Analytics Lab at UTS has recently celebrated reaching full height.

Meinhardt have been involved in providing Structural and Building services engineering for the seven-storey state-of-the-art laboratory hub. With our team recently attending the ‘topping out’ ceremony, to celebrate the construction reaching full height.

Working alongside H2o Architects, we have transformed an underutilised corner of the UTS science building into a highly complex facility with space for Advanced Analytics, Chemical Synthesis, Phenomics, Biomedical and Biotechnology Research and Translational Medical Science.

UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Woods, described it as a space for “big ideas and big breakthroughs”. It will create new opportunities for researchers on staff and HDR students, as “This facility provides them with new tools to continue their ground-breaking work.”

“Researchers will be tackling analytical and therapeutic challenges, making discoveries that will aid treatment of complex health conditions and expanding our knowledge of research technologies,” he said.

With the universities strategic focus being research excellence, the design mirrors this focus with the latest up-to-date research equipment and technologies across each floor.

Meinhardt’s aim throughout the design was to provide an improved and thermally comfortable education and research environment that sets the scene for students to learn and innovate. With an emphasis on practicality and affordability, integrating sustainable design features, that maximize use of natural light and fresh air linked to mechanical and electrical systems tailored to a size and operation that suits the real needs, demands and operation of the facility.

Congratulations to UTS for such a significant milestone in this world-leading project.

The project is due to open in late 2020.