Mellor Laboratories - University of Otago


Dunedin, New Zealand

The University of Otago are focussed on providing teaching and research facilities for their staff and students which are of best international standing. This project will provide the Science Division and Chemistry Department in particular with modern laboratory teaching environments which allow for flexibility to accommodate new teaching and research methods and multiple classes being taught in the same space at the same time.

Features of the completed building will include ground floor teaching laboratories which will accommodate 200 first year students across a range of science subjects, opening up of previously fully enclosed laboratories so that the teaching of science is more visible, easily adjustable benching and fume cupboards so that the facilities are fully ‘accessible' to all people with disabilities. Spaces within the laboratory zone will enable small group teaching, discussion and breakout.

The first stages of this project were completed in time for the 2017 academic year with the remainder of the building expected to be complete and fully operational in January 2018.

This project is being undertaken in collaboration with Parker Warburton Team Architects.