Australian Red Cross Blood Service Melbourne Processing Centre

The $90M Melbourne Processing Centre provides the Victorian and Tasmanian chapter of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service with a new state of the art headquarters. The facility is housed within the shell of an existing 1920s warehouse, originally constructed as a Morris Minor assembly factory in West Melbourne. The existing brick warehouse building with varying building heights from one to four stories, required significant work to bring it up to current standards, with the additional overlay of an Importance Level 4 rating as required by the business to operate in the event of an emergency. There is 17,500m2 of accommodation comprised of blood processing and distribution areas, blood testing, with the support of research laboratories, warehousing, office/administration and staff amenities.

Year
2012

Location
Victoria

Client
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Value
$90M

Awards
Australian Timber Design Awards 2012 - Rising Star [Adrian Doohan for DesignInc]

Interior Design Excellence Awards [IDEA] 2012 - Sustainability Award

Interior Design Excellence Awards [IDEA] 2012 - Workplace Over 1000sqm - Highly Commended