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Wow what a project! You name it, it had it!

Premis was engaged by Queensland Museum, to deliver a brand-new research and biodiversity collection storage centre in Brisbane. The project involved the refurbishment of an existing warehouse plus a two-storey extension, providing additional storage and an environment-controlled facility for analysing & sorting artefacts.

More than 130,000 scientific specimens stored in ethanol from Queensland Museum at South Bank, have been transferred to the modern, purpose-built facility. The completed facility now houses the growing collection and provides bespoke laboratory facilities and office accommodation for Queensland Museum Network scientists and visiting researchers.

The project was highly technical and in addition to the construction of a new two-storey extension and refurbishment to an existing warehouse, a complete services infrastructure upgrade was required, including the installation of a new transformer and backup generator.

The new annex extension houses office accommodation, a specialised laboratory and handling facilities, for the maintenance of the collections and research purposes on the ground floor, and a full mechanical plant room with fire suppression equipment on level two.

The facility required a relative humidity level of 50% and a temperature of 22 degrees to be maintained and has three labs including dirty lab, clean lab, and formalin lab.

The refurbishment of the existing warehouse required the construction of an internal shell with a fire suppression system to ensure the integrity of the collection.

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