The UOW Molecular Life Science Building development project covers an approximate spread of 6,300m2 over 4 occupied levels and a rooftop plantroom. The development incorporates several different functional departments, including PC2 biological research laboratories, a PC2 small animal research facility, a Cryo Tem microscopy suite, office type accommodation and building support spaces.

Client  Richard Cookes Construction
Contract Value  $5 Million
Services  Design & Construct
Branch Wollongong Region
High Voltage
Service & Maintenance

STAR Group provided the electrical, communications and security services of the project, which involves services to accommodate and support the function of a variety of departments and facilitates the optimal function of electron microscopes which are a key feature of the building.

Star Group’s services provided on the project included:

  • Project Management
  • Power filters for shielded rooms
  • Grading studies
  • Generator set, controls and changeover switchgear, exhaust system
  • Cabling and pipework, day tank, fuel system, fill point, spill kit
  • Diesel Generator system
  • Earthing Systems
  • Seismic restraints
  • Low Voltage Switchgear
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) units and System
  • Sub mains Distribtion System
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Surge protection
  • Consumer mains check metering
  • Sub metering
  • Low Level metering and BMCS Interfaces
  • Submains and Fire rated submains
  • MCC, mechanical and hydraulic equipment submains
  • Cable ladder, tray and supports
  • Communications room and distribution board
  • Emergency power off system for laboratories
  • External, Internal and statutory and Feature Lighting
  • Dynalite Dali Lighting Control Systems (LCS)
  • Dali Universe Controllers
  • LCS with Security and AV interface
  • Small power installation
  • Power supply
  • Emergency and Exit Lighting
  • Equipment inspection and testing
  • Communication services
  • Backbone Cabling
  • Horizontal Cat 6A Cabling
  • Patch Panels/Frames
  • Patch cords and drop leads
  • MATV System Head end
  • Security Systems
  • Interface and Audio Visual Cabling; and
  • Nurse and Emergency Call System.