Bound on water by three sides, the building is aluminium clad to provide a robust and durable exterior in this harsh marine environment.
Due to the location on reclaimed land, foundations were provided on 15m long 375 octagonal reinforced concrete columns.
The main structure is locally sourced (less than 100km) mass timber featuring a high level of prefabricated timber elements, including Xlam timber shear walls, LVL cross columns for lateral bracing, Poitus LVL flooring and roof components.
Specialist science facilities include chemistry labs, PC2 Molecular labs, wet labs and a flow tank.
A high level of transparency through the building between the labs and office environments promotes interaction and connectivity between these spaces.