CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH RESEARCH
Room for expansion thanks to inventive building services design
Representing the largest single investment in paediatric health research in Queensland’s history, South Brisbane’s Centre for Children’s Health Research marks a major, long-term commitment to this field of study.
A New ‘Future-Proof’ Facility
This is reflected in the design of the nine-storey centre, which shares a precinct with the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and a central energy facility. The building, which can currently house over 400 researchers, has been deliberately ‘future-proofed’ to allow for expansion, ensuring it has the flexibility to meet the state’s children health research needs for the long term. Most notably, all building services are designed with sufficient spare capacity for future demand and in a way that allows the 14,100m2 facility to expand horizontally when the time comes.
Today, five of its nine floors are dedicated to research, including wet and dry laboratories. The remaining storeys accommodate a pathology service for the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital as well as office areas, retail space and car parking. A service tunnel connects the centre to the hospital.