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21 October 2014

Science Project to be top of class

Laing O'Rourke's team on the CSIRO ACT Consolidation Project recently achieved an important milestone, with a key approval of the Preliminary Design Report by the Project Control Group.

Capital works The project will consolidate all CSIRO sites in the Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Consolidation Project – part of CSIRO’s 20-year master plan – involves Laing O’Rourke designing and constructing an ultra-modern 15,000 square metre purpose-built laboratory and research building, a new car park, associated demolition, infrastructure upgrades and diversions, and the conversion of an existing laboratory building into office accommodation.

The project will enable CSIRO to consolidate all its Canberra sites onto Black Mountain with high-quality, ultra-modern and fit for purpose facilities.

Laing O’Rourke commenced work on the project in late March 2014, and has been working closely with stakeholders during a period of significant change for the CSIRO.

Early site works to relocate existing users within the front print of new works is underway, with demolition and service diversions expected later this year. Main works will start early 2015, with project completion expected September 2016.

CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

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