15 August 2013 — Brookfield Multiplex will design and construct the University of New South Wales’ $123 million Material Sciences and Engineering Building at the Kensington campus in Sydney.

It is the third project Brookfield Multiplex has delivered for UNSW in the past two years having completed the $94 million Tyree Energy and Technologies building in February 2012 and the $54 million University Terraces student accommodation in January 2013.

The building will be constructed next to the Chemical Sciences and Materials Science Building and comprise 23,500 square metres of space over nine levels.

Integrated office and laboratory areas will promote UNSW’s collaborative teaching and learning, and the building will also feature teaching and learning spaces, with research areas including traditional, clean, chemistry and electron microscopy suite laboratories. The building will initially cater for up to 160 students and 140 staff with capacity for another 144 staff and students.