The University of Sydney has appointed Brookfield Multiplex as the construction contractor for the $220 million Charles Perkins Centre (left: artist’s impression) at the university’s Camperdown Campus in New South Wales.
Named after the first indigenous Australian to graduate from the university in 1965, the Charles Perkins Centre will become a state-of-the-art research and education centre for the study of the diagnosis and treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
“Brookfield Multiplex is delighted to be working with the University of Sydney to deliver its vision of a world-class institute offering the very best in amenities and facilities for the University’s academics, students and researchers,” said David Ghannoum, regional managing director of Brookfield Multiplex for NSW.
The 46,700 square metre centre is designed to accommodate 950 researchers and 1,455 undergraduates and will provide a combination of wet and dry laboratory spaces, new imaging and flow cytometry facilities, including live cell imaging, clinical research facilities and a biobank.
The centre is also located close to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the faculties of Medicine, Science and Veterinary Science, and will cater for multidisciplinary research across biomedical sciences, bioinformatic and computational biology as well as clinical research and behavioural science.
Brookfield Multiplex has already begun construction, with the project scheduled for completion by late 2013.