About the project

Named after the widely recognised asbestosis and social justice campaigner, the Bernie Banton Centre ( by MSJ) is the world's first standalone research laboratory dedicated to asbestos related disease.

Located on the Concord Repatriation General Hospital Campus with associated educational and administrative functions the new facility consists of 6 wet laboratories (5 at PC-2 and 1 at PC-3) and 2 dry laboratories. The buildings materiality, colour and detail respond to the landscape setting and scale of the existing campus. Sun shading has been designed to both control direct sunlight in laboratory areas and to provide a civic presence on the east elevation.