June 2nd, 2021 | by BTP Admin
Northshore Hamilton will become the homebase of a medical facility that will create needle-free vaccines for COVID-19. The proposed site at the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area is expected to bring 139 jobs and $497 million to the Queensland economy, with active production spanning 10 years.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the partnership with Vaxxas, the manufacturer of the High-Density Micro-projection Array Patch (MAP) vaccine. A building from the Economic Development Queensland will be prepared for the medical company before the vaccine manufacture of 300 million patches every year beginning in 2022.
“For every parent worried about the anxiousness that comes with the delivery of a vaccine to a child through a shot, this technology has the potential to eliminate that anxiety,” Treasurer and Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said.
Mr Dick also said that this facility will be significant to the economic recovery of the state from the pandemic as Queensland will attract highly-skilled jobs and advanced technology manufacturers.
Due for completion by Q2, 2022, Vaxxas will be repurposing 4,000 square metres of warehouse within the Northshore Hamilton precinct into a biomedical facility providing offices, labs and cleanrooms.
The advanced technology entails a dry-coated vaccine patch to be applied to the skin. The vaccine deposits into the skin’s immune cells, which will create an efficient immune response. A doctor or a nurse won’t have to administer the patch.
Clinical trials at Australia’s Translational Research Institute in Woolloongabba show that the needle-free vaccines produce six times more antibodies within a short period compared to vaccines administered through the needle.
Vaxxas’ new vaccine has the support of the World Health Organisation, the pharmaceutical company Merck and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
December 3rd, 2020 | by BTP Admin
The Graystone construction team have returned to BTP Northshore to deliver the fifth commercial office building at the precinct.
Once complete, 385 Macarthur Avenue will provide more than 3,500 square metres of lettable area across three levels and target a 5 star NABERS energy rating.
Designed by renowned Brisbane architect BlightRayner, whose team are behind some of Brisbane’s most iconic projects including the Goodwill and Kurilpa bridges, flood resistant ferry terminals and the Brisbane Magistrates Court, 385 Macarthur Avenue is set to raise the bar for contemporary suburban office design.
The property will feature high quality internal finishes and include a luscious green ‘third space’ outside the building to deliver additional shaded informal meeting and recreation areas. Located on the doorstep of the recently completed Kingsford Smith Drive bikeway, resident tenants will benefit from premium end of trip facilities and bicycle storage.
Interest in the project has elevated with increased demand from traditionally CBD occupiers looking to relocate to more “COVID-safe” buildings with higher car parking availability in the suburbs. Spaces are filling fast, with tenancies still available from 200-2,000 square metres and available from July 2021.