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Biosecurity Glasshouse

DEPI Biosecurity Glasshouse
Attwood, VIC

Monaco Hickey won the challenging job of constructing a state-of-the-art quarantine containment facility, built to store, monitor and assess a wide range of potentially illegal plants and animals.

Purpose built to exacting QC2 standards, this facility must simultaneously house a variety of different animal species, including fish, in temperature sensitive environments.

Meticulous attention was paid to the functionality of the facility’s glasshouse, where the temperature, humidity, irrigation, sunlight and fresh air intake into each section was monitored so that multiple plant types could be be maintained.

Days after the building was handed over, the client was able to undertake a raid, using its new facility to immediately house thousands of confiscated reptile and fish species.

 


CLIENT

Department of Environment and Primary Industries

ARCHITECT

H2o Architects


SIZE

532m2


COMMENCEMENT

Dec 2014


COMPLETION

July 2015


CONTRACT

Hard Money


Meticulous attention was paid to the functionality of the facility's glasshouse where temperature, humidity, irrigation, sunlight and fresh air intake into each section were monitored.
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