The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre on the UWA Crawley campus will be an architecturally designed, water efficient and financially sustainable building.
The site has been selected for its proximity to existing specialised laboratories on the UWA campus such as the engineering precinct. This location was identified in the Crawley Campus Plan, as a site for potential University development.
Designed and managed to maximise the building’s life and life cycle costs, the centre will be constructed to meet environmentally sustainable development principles and UWA’s commitment to sustainability.
The purpose-built facility will be designed to target a 5 Star Green Star rating – a benchmark in sustainable development.
The $62 million facility will include:
• offices and workstations for researchers, technicians and post-graduate students
• flexible wet and dry laboratories with PC2 capability
• flexible collaborative spaces
• a ground level multi-purpose lecture theatre linked to a large interaction space with an external courtyard
• outdoor undercover field staging, loading bays, technical areas and boat storage.
A unique inclusion within the facility will be the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems. The centre will install a new centrifuge and operate the National Geotechnical Centrifuge facility.
Project milestones are updated throughout various stages of the project.