Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Aurecon provided project management services to redevelop Australia’s oldest medical research facility – the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne

The AUD185 million research facility has been developed to accommodate the institute’s rapidly expanding research programs in cancer, infectious disease and chronic inflammatory disease.

The institute redevelopment was a highly planned and carefully executed project. Aurecon’s detailed level of planning was fundamental given the range and importance of the research activities, many of which were very sensitive to interruptions during the building works.

Aurecon’s appointment as Project Manager followed on from previously successful major health infrastructure project management roles, including the Alfred Centre (stages 1 and 2), the Austin Repatriation and Mercy Hospital redevelopment and the new Royal Dental Hospital.

Completed in June 2013, the redevelopment has nearly doubled the size of the institute to accommodate 1,000 staff working to understand, prevent and treat disease. A Clinical Translation Centre was also established to promote and foster links between laboratory research and clinical trials.

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