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UTAS Medical Science Building

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This building is located on the former Menzies site, corner of Liverpool and Campbell streets, across from the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The building has state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment not previously seen in Tasmania, two lecture theatres, basement car park and six storeys of high-quality medical training and study areas.

The development was highly performance based with sensitive issues surrounding medical procedure, security and bio-hazard risks.Special features of service delivery:

  • Two smoke-isolated stairways in lieu of fire isolated stairs
  • Complexity in retaining operational continuity during construction of Stage 2
  • Extended travel paths
  • Large fire compartments
  • Bio-hazard risks
  • Accessibility and evacuation management in conflict with safety and security requirements

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