Monaco Hickey enjoys an ongoing relationship with the global biopharmaceutical company, CSL. This project saw Monaco Hickey convert a former laboratory into a high-end office building for senior management and staff.
The structural integrity of this 1920s era, three-storey building was maintained by integrating its historical facade brickwork and roof truss framing.
To improve the aesthetics of the office, space was found for a concealed mechanical ventilation system to provide low velocity fresh air throughout the structure. Monaco Hickey’s recommendation to use an automated heat reclamation and purging system, as well as efficient double glazed composite aluminium and timber framed windows, helped the client realise significant energy efficiencies.
The heritage of the East Block building on the Parkville site and its importance to the history and staff of CSL meant there was a lot of emotion attached to the renovation of this building and much consideration was given to each step of the renovation process.