ANU Physics & Engineering Facility, ACT

Project Overview

ANU Physics is a world leader in nano-fabrication, semiconductor, nuclear and gravitational wave research and the facility is to be constructed to high specification standards of cleanliness, vibration control and electromagnetic radiation control.

The ANU RSPE Stage 1A project is the first stage in a redevelopment of the Research School of Physics and Engineering and represents and landmark facility in terms of design and complexity.

As Managing Contractor Hindmarsh had a key role in coordinating design, procurement, construction and an extensive commissioning phase to realise ANU’s objective to produce a world class research facility in a landmark building, able to facilitate leading edge research into the future.

Award Winning Excellence: Master Builders and Asset Construction (MBA) Hire Award winner for the Project Displaying Technical Difficulty or Innovation and the Project of the Year 2022.

$ 203M
Australian National University
Delivery Model
Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)

Key Features

  • Vibration isolated structure (to VC-C
    and VC-F criteria).
  • Electromagnetic Radiation Control – including broken services and non- ferrous (stainless steel) reinforcement in the structure.
  • Ballroom Cleanroom with full Sub-Fab, the first of its type in Australia.
  • Design and construction of complex systems to handle dangerous gases
    and chemicals.

Explore the ANU Physics Building

ANU Physics Timber Staircases

The Hindmarsh Difference

Innovative construction methodologies

Engineered timber staircases using European connection technology enabling large scale laminated timber for full stair flights. This achieves an avoidance of magnetism in the staircase and an architectural feature at the same time.

Delivering exceptional technical safety

This facility contains 29 specialist gases for experimentation, with many highly toxic and hazardous. The Hindmarsh team developed detailed Scope of Works to ensure the installation and final commissioning of the gas systems were delivered to an exceptional, safe quality. Custom HAZOPs mitigation measures were designed by the team in collaboration with ANU, gas industry experts and key stakeholders as some of the proposed gases were not covered by Australian Standards.

Award Winning Excellence

Master Builders and Asset Construction (MBA): Hire Award Winner for the 'Project Displaying Technical Difficulty or Innovation' and Winner of the 'Project of the Year 2022'.

Before After

The ANU Research School of Physics