Sector

Education

Subsector

Tertiary

Client

James Cook University

Completed

2017

Team Leader

Paul De Jong

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$85M+

Combined value

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20+

Projects built

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1992

Year of first project

We’ve worked on more than 20 projects with James Cook University, totalling a value of $85M+ and ranging from building upgrades and office accommodation to a new science building, the Australian Tropical Forest Institute, lecture theatres and the Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Covering an area of 3100m² the $10M Australian Tropical Sustainable Future Institute at JCU’s Smithfield Campus comprises a range of specialised laboratories, a commercial research centre, and conference facilities. Additional features include break out areas, office accommodation, cold rooms, lifts and dumb waiter, compactus room with specific climate control, explosion-proof spirit storage room, and commercial kitchens. The building also incorporates a secondary access point, linked from an adjacent building, which is made up of precast concrete, cantilevered across supporting columns and heads.

Hutchison Builders was proud to build JCU’s award winning Science Building, which included 4500m² of biology, chemistry and alcohol labs as well as staff and administration offices, plant rooms and walkways. Building services include a two-storey lift, chilled water air-conditioning, extraction hoods over ovens, 24 fume cupboards, reverse osmosis pure water for experiments and gas for Bunsen burners.

Most recently we were awarded JCU's new Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine facility in Cairns.

A selection of our JCU projects

Tropical Sustainable Future ComplexLecture Theatre Building
Sterilisation UpgradeQLD Tropical Health Alliance
Proserpine Rural Dental ClinicMosquito Research Facility
Thursday Island Rural Dental ClinicAustralian Tropical Forest Institute
Daintree Rainforest ObservatoryScience Building E1
Mareeba Dental ClinicAnton Breinl Centre
Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine

Awards

Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine

2018 QMBA Awards Far North Queensland Education Facility over $10M

Lecture Theatre Building

2013 QMBA Awards Far North Queensland Health & Education Facility up to $5M

Lecture Theatres

JCU Cairns Campus

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$3M

Project value

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2012

Year completed

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41

Weeks to build

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Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Cape Tribulation, QLD

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$5M

Project value

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2014

Year completed

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43

Weeks to build

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Tropical Health Alliance

JCU Cairns Campus

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$6M

Project value

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2011

Year completed

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47

Weeks to build

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James Cook University

Tertiary

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