Construction of MPI's new high-level biocontainment laboratory in Wallaceville started in 2016. Explore the photo gallery showing construction progress.
February 2018 Site crane lifting and manoeuvring chiller units on the building roof. January 2018 Interior fit-out of essential services (ductwork and supply pipes) underway. September 2017 As the steel structure nears completion, the installation of the facade has begun. June 2017 Upper level steel beam installation and floor preparation well underway. March 2017 Aerial shot of the whole site and Upper Hutt Valley.
Both ends of the building have now been raised. November 2016 The new lab is beginning to take shape with the structural steel going up.
View of the construction site. When finished, the new lab will extend the length of the concrete in this image. September 2016 Contractors buff the ground floor slab with a concrete finishing tool. July 2016 A view of the construction site – progress on the foundations continues.
One of the lead rubber bearings (base isolators) mid-installation. April 2016 Timelapse video of the crane being erected at the site – YouTube (22") Partially-finished foundations showing concrete pads and reinforcing steel embedded in the concrete.
Close up of reinforcing steel.
Assembling the reinforcing steel for the building's foundations.
Last reviewed: 19 Apr 2018
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