Broad Construction to build Australian robotics and manufacturing centre

Image courtesy of Cimic/Broad Construction
Australian contractor Broad Construction is to build a Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre in the campus of a Queensland university.

Technical and Further Education Queensland (TAFE) is working on the project with the federal government’s Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training.

The two-floor structure will be located in the university’s Eagle Farm campus in the east of Brisbane.

It will contain classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, workshops and breakout areas. It will teach students about robotics, advanced manufacturing, process instrumentation, renewable technologies and telecoms.

Cyril Cahill, Broad Construction’s general manager, said: “Showcasing a commitment to sustainable building, this new development will bring many benefits to TAFE Queensland and will target a five-star Green Building rating.

“Our project team are specialists in working on occupied, high-density environments, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to safely deliver this centre on time, on budget and to a high quality.” 

Piling works have now commenced on the facility, which is due to open in the third quarter of 2024.

Broad is a subsidiary of Cimic, which is ultimately owned by Spanish contractor ACS.

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