Construction progress

Construction on MPI's new high-level biocontainment laboratory has started. Explore the photo gallery of the construction site at Wallaceville.


June 2017

Upper level steel beam installation and floor preparation well underway
Upper level steel beam installation and floor preparation well underway.

March 2017

Aerial shot of the whole site and Upper Hutt Valley
Aerial shot of the whole site and Upper Hutt Valley.

 

Both ends of the building have now been raised
Both ends of the building have now been raised.

November 2016

The new lab is beginning to take shape with the structural steel going up.
The new lab is beginning to take shape with the structural steel going up.

 

new concrete slab with steel structures being erected
View of the construction site. When finished, the new lab will extend the length of the concrete in this image.

September 2016

Contractors buff the ground floor slab with a concerete finishing tool.
Contractors buff the ground floor slab with a concerete finishing tool.

 July 2016

men wearing hard cats working on construction site
A view of the construction site – progress on the foundations continues.

 

lead rubber bearings (base isolator) mid-installation
One of the lead rubber bearings (base isolators) mid-installation.

April 2016

partially-finished foundations showing concrete pads and reinforced steel
Partially-finished foundations showing concrete pads and reinforcing steel embedded in the concrete.

 

close up of reinforcing steel on construction site
Close up of reinforcing steel.

 

man assembling reinforcing steel for building foundation
Assembling the reinforcing steel for the building's foundations.
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