Queensland Museum Wet Store
Helping Queensland Museum with a modern storage solution to house their scientific specimens.
Date Completed
October 2021
Designer
Premis
Builder
Premis

More than 130,000 scientific specimens stored in ethanol from the Queensland Museum at Southbank, have been transferred to the modern, purpose-built facility at Hendra. The completed facility now houses the growing collection and provides bespoke laboratory facilities and office accommodation for Queensland Museum Network scientists and visiting researchers.

We worked with Premis to deliver what they said:

A key component of the build was a $1.1m specialised compactus storage system. The system, sourced from Austria, is state of the art and arguably the best in the world, featuring a frictionless rolling system. Prior to installation the floor required levelling and an earthing system to prevent any potential for sparking.

The project was highly technical and in addition to the construction of a new two-storey extension and refurbishment to an existing warehouse, a complete services infrastructure upgrade was required, including the installation of a new transformer and back up generator.

We installed four heavy duty mobile compactus from Forster. On top of that we developed a longspan solution with stainless pullout drawers.