A division of Kane Constructions

University of Melbourne Food Sensory Facility
Victoria, Australia

  • Value: $2.5m
  • Client: University of Melbourne
  • Consultants: Merat Architects

The University of Melbourne Food Sensory & Meat Testing facility is the integrated fitout of 600 sqm on the ground floor level of Building 184 at the University’s Parkville Campus. The fitout includes the installation of sandwich panel Cold Rooms, Freezer Rooms and a Commercial Kitchen. Testing facilities include briefing and group tasting rooms that can be combined through operable walls with the Sensory Laboratory. Separate meat testing, Anteroom, Dry Lab, Cold and Freezer Room for the Meat Laboratory completes the floor plan.

The Sensory Laboratory includes individual testing pods with integrated pass through hatches from servery areas for individual trials and assessments. The individual pods include integrated 'pass throughs' from the servery and ipod arms for Question and Answer sessions during testing. Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems, stainless steel benches and full vinyl floors complete the PS2 equivalent standards. All works will be constructed to suit the stringent requirements of the University of Melbourne.