Brookfield Multiplex has achieved a major milestone in its building project at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Brookfield Multiplex is involved in the construction of the $123 million Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSEB) at the Kensington campus of the UNSW. Designed to be a leading research facility in the Asia-Pacific region, the building covers 23,500 square metres of space over nine levels and will house highly sensitive research equipment.

In spite of all the inclement weather delays incurred on the project, Brookfield Multiplex was able to consistently improve on the typical floor structure cycle times and top out the building to achieve the milestone.

Mr David Ghannoum, Regional Managing Director of NSW at Brookfield Multiplex commented that the company has undertaken three projects for UNSW over the past few years including the Tyree Energy and Technologies Building and the University Terraces student accommodation. He credits their ability to win repeat work with clients to their high standard and quality of construction as well as the assurance of delivery on time.

The MSEB building will accommodate up to 160 students and 140 staff with additional capacity for a further 144 people.

Design highlights in the building include a high performance glass facade with glass reinforced concrete masonry blades to provide solar shading as well as a modular design that will allow for future reconfiguration of lab spaces.

Commencing initial preparatory works in July 2013 with completion expected for April 2015, the Brookfield Multiplex project team is currently working towards completing the fit-out works by end 2014.