Seen from above, the MS2 site, the $90 million second stage of the Medical Science Precinct, is taking shape in Hobartís CBD.
The white steel framework is for the roof of the lecture theatre fronting Liverpool Street. Still to be constructed is an outdoor podium linking the lecture theatre to the MS2 tower building at Level 1, with a car park underneath.
Construction (by joint-venture contractors Fairbrother and John Holland) is on track for a scheduled completion in January 2013.
Image 1: An aerial view of the MS2 site, taken from a helicopter by James Young, a member of the Managing Contractor’s team.
Image 2: MS2’s striking façade, incorporating coloured pre-cast concrete panels, cast-in steel window frames and custom-made double-glazed window units, as envisaged by Lyons Architects.
Image 3: A more familiar view of the MS2 tower, taken from the Railway Roundabout on July 10 2012.
Image 4: The MS2 tower as it overlooks Bathurst Street.
Image 5: Teaching labs on the first floor are almost ready.
Image 6: Fit-out of office space is nearly completion on the lower floors of the MS2 tower.
Image 7: The MS2 lecture theatre roof, with MS1 towering above.
Image 8: On the inside looking out - MS2's distinctive energy-saving window strips.
Authorised by the Vice-Chancellor
19 September, 2012