Project Specifications

Project: Taronga Zoo – Institute of Science & Learning
Location: Mosman
Client: Taronga Zoo
Value: $1.6 Million
Builder: Taylor Constructions
Status: Completion June 2018

Project Details

Raston Group were engaged by Taylor construction to provide the electrical services associated with the Refurbishment of an existing theatre and a new build of a 3 level educational building. The new building consisted of 3 specialist immersive classrooms for animal habitation & Student interaction, Laboratories for scientist, research facilities, teaching spaces, aviaries and animal exhibits.

The project was taken on, on a design and construct (D&C) basis and was executed as a specialised fit-for-purpose facility under the guidelines of the client. This project was awarded 6 star environmental rating from the Green Building Council of Australia and is the first zoo in Australia to achieve carbon neutral status six years ahead of schedule.

Raston Group adhered to strict guidelines to help achieve the 6 stars. In house designs and reports were completed and include but are not limited to; Lighting isoplot lux levels, lighting pollution, energy metering & Monitoring , PVC schedules, waste management and service and maintainability reports.

Working closely with the builder, Taylor Constructions, we were able to see this concept grow into a complete and fully functioning facility.

Services provided by Raston Group for this project include:

Custom Built Main Switchboard Immersive classrooms
Submains and Cable Tray Network Aviaries and reptile holding tanks
Power for Mechanical and Hydraulic Services Metering & Monitoring
Multiple Distribution Boards throughout the facility Laundry Facilities
Kitchen and Servery Facility PC1 & PC2 Laboratories wiring
KNX Lighting and Automated Lighting Controls
Emergency & Exit Lighting


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