SNRI, Bio Resource Facility

The Department of Finance engaged SHAPE to complete the highly secure and specialised PC2 laboratory at the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute.

Client:
Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute

Designer:
Woods Bagot

Delivery Model:
Lump Sum

Location:
Perth, WA

Duration:
26 weeks

Project Size:
200 m2

The scope of works included constructing 10 new PC2 animal laboratory rooms, change rooms, hazardous material wash down shower and eye-wash stations and the supply and install of specialised equipment (including fully sealed doors).

The client’s main objective for the project was delivering a compliant PC2 animal laboratory. Our team worked closely with the in-house consultant to ensure we met the requirements. Our project manager also had previous experience delivering PC2 labs, which assisted in the delivery of this project, given he already had a solid understanding of the procedures and requirements.

One of the challenges in delivering this fitout was that it was neighbouring operational laboratories and also within a secure environment. Our team had access cards and had to be present when letting contractors into the site. They also maintained open communication with all stakeholders to ensure they knew what works were upcoming. The labs were all very contained which meant dust management was critical. Our team installed prefilters on all the mechanical units to prevented dust from leaving the construction site. The team also programmed works to be completed out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to their business operations.