The Chemical Sciences Building, which includes the Analytical Centre, is the new focal point showcasing the university’s material sciences research capability and accommodates a contemporary School of Chemistry. The building has been designed as a low-rise building with flexible and adaptable ‘laboratory modules’ to provide maximum long-term benefit to the client and user. Highly specialised scientific instrumentation, such as nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy and mass spectrometry, are housed within this facility, providing increased research collaboration and the promotion of the University’s science-based schools and research groups.
The building has been integrated with adjacent buildings, forming a cohesive Science Precinct. The project involves a major new building (the Chemical Sciences Building), refurbishment of two existing buildings and integrated public domain to deliver a long-term vision for the University’s teaching and research needs.