Molecular Horizons, University of Wollongong



Design and construction of the five-storey Molecular Horizons building at the University of Wollongong, Wollongong campus. Works included:

  • Site excavation and establishment works;
  • Office and administration areas;
  • meeting and conference rooms;
  • Research and chemistry laboratories;
  • Animal house;
  • Astronomy and chemistry roof platform with rooftop mechanical plant.

The MLS project also consists of the:

  • Construction of single pedestrian bridge between the MLS building and the adjoining IHMRI (building 32);
  • Reconfiguration of the eastern portion of existing P7 car parking to accommodate 13 accessible car parking spaces; Construction and augmentation of associated infrastructure services including a stormwater management, electricity substation and telecommunications;
  • Landscape and public domain works including leaning spaces, gathering spaces, gardens and the planting of new vegetation including 12 advanced plants and accessible paths; and
  • Installation of building identification signage, on the eastern and western facades of the lit overrun.

Client: University of Wollongong
Principal Design Consultant: Jacobs
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Wollongong, NSW
Value: $57m
Completion date: January 2020