Construction Specialties - C/S installed a louvre system at the Westmead Millennium Institute to ensure air movement, reduce energy consumption and maintain a consistent exterior design.

Officially opened in October 2014, the $110 million state-of-the-art medical research centre located in Western Sydney brings together almost 400 clinicians, scientists, postgraduate students and support staff with the aim of accelerating research into Australia’s major health problems.

Designed by Bligh Voller Nield Architects, Westmead Millennium Institute is a nine-storey complex comprising of 17,500 square metres of research laboratories, in addition to core high technology facilities used for disease gene discovery, cell sorting and imaging, and the development of new cellular and genetic therapies.

Targeting a minimum four star Green Star rating, the building sought to reduce energy consumption, especially on mechanical plant, lighting and equipment.

C/S worked with the building engineers to provide a suitable louvre system that would assist in reducing the energy consumption of the building while maintaining a consistent exterior design. The LSM and RS3105 louvres were used throughout, ensuring that the building’s mechanical and electrical services maintained the required pressure drops while preventing the inflow of water.