UniSA – Cancer Research Institute

Commissioned: February 2018

Project Description: 

The UniSA Cancer Research Institute houses Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB), the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, a major science public outreach initiative Science Creativity Education Studio (SciCEd), the Innovation and Collaboration Centre, and a public museum, MOD.

The building consists of 12 levels plus a mezzanine, lower ground, basement and rooftop plant. The risk of cross-contamination between different research groups is eliminated by using single pass air i.e. no return air, directional airflow, and active air change rate control.

There are nearly 170 individual laboratory rooms and open workspaces from levels 5 to 12 with a future provision on levels 3 and 4.

Vi scope: Engineer and commission laboratory airflow control system (LACS) including sustained energy savings through intelligent indoor air quality management system(Aircuity), variable volume fume cupboards (Dynaflow) and laboratory general exhaust manifold. Fully integrate LACS onto campus wide Building Management and Control System (BMCS) using Tridium Niagara platform.

Project Team

Client: A.G. OÇonnor

  • Architect: BVN
  • Engineer: ARUP and KBR
  • Builder: Hansen Yuncken
  • BMS Sub Contractor: Air Con Serve