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Latrobe University Reid Building Adaptive Re-Use

Client: 
Latrobe University
Project Managers: 
Aurecon
Architects: 
Billard Leece Partnership
Value: 
$40m
Completion Year: 
November 2014 – April 2016
Category: 
Laboratories
Challenge: 

As part of the 10 year CDP ( Capital Development Plan) a number of  buildings built in late 60’s and early 70’s were to be redeveloped and remodelled to align with the University’s direction and strategy for  Teaching, Learning, Training , Research and Collaboration. The spaces include lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, academic offices, research offices, teaching and research wet and dry labs, interactive spaces , cool rooms, break-out and containment spaces.

LCI was initially engaged to undertake engineering feasibility studies to upgrade the existing buildings including additions to site wide infrastructure including:

  • Limitations of existing ring main systems including Co-generation system
  • High Temp Hot Water
  • Electricity Supply
  • Fire Services
  • Addition of Absorption Chillers
  • Reliability Enhancement
  • Main Plant Renewal
  • Removal of Hazardous Material
  • Rearrangement and diversion of surrounding services infrastructure

After completion of the feasibility studies and business case, LCI was engaged to undertake the design and documentation of engineering services for RBAR. The engineering services included.

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical including Communications and Security
  • Hydraulics
  • Fire Protection
  • Vertical Transportation
  • AV Systems
  • Fire Risk Engineering 

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