Boggo Road Urban Village (BRUV) and Knowledge Based Research & Business (KBRB) Project
- Client Project Services, Queensland Government
- Market Health and Science
- Division Construction
- Value $365 million
- Status Complete
The BRUV + KBRB Project comprised three elements over two sites.
At Boggo Road this included civil works for the Boggo Road Urban Village (BRUV) and the new multi-storey Ecosciences Precinct. At Coopers Plains, three new wings were constructed for the Health and Food Sciences Precinct.
BRUV + KBRB Road Ecosciences Precinct
The Ecosciences Precinct, located on the 9.5ha Boggo Road Gaol site, is Australia’s first multi-agency centre dedicated to environmental issues. The precinct brings together over 1,000 research staff from leading Queensland and Federal research organisations at one central location. Features of this building include: laboratories – all types from general to PC2 and QC 3 standards; high performance computer room; shadehouses; greenhouses; insectaries and QC3 glass houses; and controlled environment facilities.
In 2011, the project was named 'Project of the Year' at the Master Builders Queensland (Brisbane) Awards and received the 'Professional Excellence Award - Commercial Construction $100 million plus' from the Australian Institute of Building.
Health and Food Sciences Precinct
The Health and Food Sciences Precinct, constructed within the Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services Complex at Coopers Plains, complements the Ecosciences Precinct. Scientists at Coopers Plains are researching advances in healthcare, medicine, food and nutrition. The precinct will support 190 scientific personnel features: offices; laboratories; necropsy facility; and a pilot plant facility.