A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR facility at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga has claimed an award for its construction.
The $46 million National Life Sciences Hub at the university’s Wagga campus took out the tertiary buildings $20 to $50 million category at the Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Construction Awards recently.
The awards were presented at a gala night at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The National Life Sciences Hub, built by Joss Construction, includes a range of laboratories, greenhouses and quarantine facilities, and has recently opened.
Its design is spread over three levels and construction included about 120,000 recycled bricks, recycled timber, metal cladding and extensive glazing.
The building took just over 18 months to complete.
CSU’s new health building at its Orange campus also took out the tertiary buildings prize in its up-to-$10 million category.
Executive Director of Facilities Management, Stephen Butt, said CSU was proud of its buildings and the opportunities they afforded students.
“Charles Sturt University students have the great opportunity to enjoy these great facilities, which have been constructed with commitment and incredible attention to detail by the construction companies,” he said.
“The buildings are quality additions to our science-based courses and research, and their finish is testimony to the capacity and experience of our construction partners.”