Client: Perron Institute
Designer: Bateman Architects
Services Consultant: SGK & Stantec
HAVING ALREADY COMPLETED STAGE ONE WITHIN THE PERRON INSTITUTE WHICH INVOLVED THE RECONFIGURATION OF OFFICE AND MEETING SPACES AS WELL AS PARTIALLY EXPANDING INTO THE VACANT BASE BUILD SHELL, WE WERE ENGAGED TO CREATE PC2 CERTIFIED LABORATORIES IN THE REMAINING VACANT FLOOR SPACE.
Features of this project included:
During the first project at the Institute, we were aware of the future plans for this space and advised to install walls that were PC2 compliant. This was a variation to the project but would mean that the wall would not have to be demolished during the next stage, saving time, budget in the long run and disruption to the adjoining office.
Several new PC2 certified laboratories were to be created within the space, seamlessly connecting into already existing laboratory spaces.
Working from a base build shell, extensive services upgrades were required to meet the needs within the laboratories including the installation of specialised medical gases.
To enable specific research, two faraday cages were created within two of the labs to allow for electromagnetic shielding from the rest of the facility
All penetrations, joins, vinyl had to be completed sealed to ensure PC2 compliance
During the course of the project, issues with the base build shell, such as the leaking façade, had to be remediated to ensure that laboratories could be used and certified as PC2.