Australian Red Cross Blood Services
Blood Processing Facility
This $72m purpose-built facility represents a significant investment in the processing of blood and blood products, distribution, blood testing and tissue typing, and will provide research laboratories, warehousing, ancillary office/administration and staff amenities for the NSW branch of the Blood Service.
Across four levels and 13,577m2, the building incorporates 5,830m2 of PC2 labs and process areas, 600m2 clean storage, open plan office accommodation and a 97 bay basement car park. The basis of the design was to ensure the building would be stable and fit for use for up to 4 days in a level 4 event on a 42 deg ambient temperature day with high humidity, and with the year 2031 population. Complex by its function this project has added the complexity of the fit-out being designed as the base building was being constructed to satisfy the accelerated programme.
The collaboration required to complete this task successfully was only possible by creating a collaborative contractual arrangement. Buildcorp had 20 staff on site, and the majority of the time 235 or more in the subcontractor workforce, with 2,250 tradespeople inducted overall.