In August 2017, Kane were engaged by The University of Melbourne (UoM) to deliver the main works for the Western Edge Bioscience Project.
The current Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS) building (Building 142 comprising of 142-N and 142-S) is located on the corner of Tin Alley and Royal Parade in Parkville, within the University of Melbourne campus. The building has outlived its serviceable life and is to be replaced with a new building under Stage 1 of the Western Edge Biosciences (WEBS) zone.
The new WEBS Stage 1 building of approximately 10,875m2 GFA will be located on an increased site area created by the demolition of the existing FVAS building and the adjacent System Garden Maintenance Yard. The new building is being designed to achieve a minimum 5 Star Green Star rating using the Design & As-Built V1.1 rating tool.
WEBS is being delivered in two stages - an early works and main works package. Kane delivered the early works package in October 2017.
The scope of works for the main works package includes:
- Construction of a new facility in accordance with PPR at the site of the building 142 North
- Design and construction of laboratories that enable PC2 certification
- Refurbishment of Building 142 South
- Protection of the System Garden, trees and existing buildings; and
- Landscaping of Tin Alley
Kane have a strong working relationship with The University of Melbourne having delivered a range of projects including the $66M University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment.
The main works package will be completed in quarter four of 2018.