The Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) is a not for profit organisation which provides vital community functions. The ARCBS supplies blood and blood related products to the community.
The ARCBS principal sites primary function is to provide for the safe and reliable transportation of blood and blood related products to the healthcare networks. The products contained and processed within the principal sites are highly sensitive and must be kept within tight temperature tolerances at all times.
This project involves the establishment of new principal sites in both Sydney and Melbourne. The projects, NSW and ACT Principal Site (NAPS) and Victorian and Tasmanian Principal Site (VTPS) have a combined total budget of $160m.
The two projects present challenges as the NAPS site will be a greenfields development delivered as a Design and Construct project, while VTPS is a brownfields site with full documentation.
Knowledge and experience we are able to apply from this project is an in depth knowledge of PC2 laboratory classifications as well as being a GMP facility incorporating clean rooms.
The outcome to this project was 2 redeveloped buildings that could provide safe and reliable transportation of blood and blood related products to healthcare networks. This means that the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is able provide a better quality of service in Sydney and Melbourne.