UNSW CQC2T Laboratory

Cutting-edge laboratory for cutting-edge science

An innovative response to a complex, immensely difficult brief.

This new facility was commissioned by the University for installation at their Faculty of Science. They have been at the vanguard in this area of research and development for some time and the new laboratory was essential to enable them to continue their ground-breaking work in this important field. The facility was required to accommodate sophisticated electron microscopes and dilution fridges and involved the installation of significant vibration isolated slabs.  All laboratory areas are fully air and vapour sealed with finite temperature and humidity control and air supply filtration systems. The brief included laboratories and private work areas with provisions for specialised equipment. BSA were also commissioned to design new entry spaces and install large-scale external signage.

The new laboratory was required to fit within the existing UNSW Old Main Building but act as a new main entrance for CQC2T while maintaining the aesthetic of the existing facility.

Prior to this project, BSA had successfully completed specialist laboratory facilities for a number of Australian Universities and this, together with our proven ability to deliver difficult projects on time, was instrumental in us being offered the commission. Our successful completion of many specialist laboratory facilities is due to the development of fine tuned briefs and close collaboration with the client throughout the entire design and procurement process.

The CQC2T Facility was developed for internationally renowned scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, and is a cutting-edge installation in the emerging field of quantum information science. BSA provided a state of the art facility to showcase CQC2T innovation to an international market and the excellent result has led to our engagement for subsequent stages of the project.


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