Brookfield Multiplex has completed the $385 million Charles Perkins Centre, the heart of a research and education hub at the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus. The university will use the centre to investigate obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
Although Brookfield Multiplex faced a number of challenges, in particular working within an active campus, it completed the project three months ahead of schedule.
The 46,700 square metre building will accommodate 950 researchers with a combination of wet and dry laboratory spaces, major equipment for research and a clinical research facility. It has been designed and built to assist collaboration.
“In delivering the university’s vision, we are delighted to have created a space that will benefit staff and students both socially and academically, and have a positive knock-on effect for the entire community,” said David Ghannoum, Brookfield Multiplex Regional Managing Director NSW.
Named after Charles Perkins, a University of Sydney alumnus and the first Indigenous university graduate in Australia, the centre will echo Perkins’ philosophy of challenging old ideas in enabling innovative approaches to the treatment and management of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.