Silverstone receives approval for advanced life sciences facility in Brisbane

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Silverstone Developments’ development application (DA) for a life sciences building at 37-41 Butterfield Street, Herston, has been approved by Brisbane City Council.

The building will accommodate approximately 11,700 square metres of purpose-built life sciences, research, medical technology, and education accommodation in Queensland’s largest health precinct, Herston.

Silverstone Managing Director Troy Daffy said, “We are pleased to have received development approval for this landmark project, allowing us to provide a state-of-the-art building that expands on the world-class facilities at the adjacent Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).

“A priority of Silverstone’s strategy is to increase the availability of high-quality laboratory and biomanufacturing space in strategic locations for life sciences and biotech companies.

“The Brisbane Advanced Research Centre will have a standard 2,884m 2-floor plate in this instance (approximately 31,000 square feet). The 7-storey building will feature four levels of laboratory space plus a multi-level auditorium above and complementary retail on the ground. The facility includes specialist design requirements such as additional plant and services infrastructure, fire systems, industrial loading capacity, hospital-sized lifts and large floor-to-floor heights.

“Brisbane Advanced Research Centre is in a prime location with direct access to the Herston Health Precinct, a key drawcard for organisations looking to leverage off one of the largest integrated precincts in Australia. Tenants will have an opportunity to realise huge synergies with the RBWH, Queensland’s largest tertiary referral, research and teaching hospital with 955 beds,” said Troy.