A STATE-of-the-art building in Midland has been crowned best industrial building in WA.
The bone and tissue transplant headquarters of PlusLife is a winner in the Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards.
Balcatta builder PS Structures received the award in the $5-10 million category at an event on Saturday.
The State Government committed $10 million in 2016 to build the workspace to replace cramped facilities in Nedlands.
Award-winning architects Cameron Chisholm Nicol designed the company’s first ‘cleanroom’ to include a research laboratory and other facilities linked to its heritage-listed administration building.
The award also acknowledged the cleanroom design expertise of engineering firm Asia Pacific Consultants.
PlusLife managing director Anne Cowie said the project was delivered on time and within budget.
“This is a welcome and timely win as we prepare to launch our annual awareness campaign for DonateLife Week 2018 next week,” she said.
PlusLife treat patients with spinal deformities, young people with bone cancers and patients with arthritic joint disease and sporting injuries.
Last year, the company supplied 634 people with bone and tissue transplants.
One deceased tissue donor has the potential to improve the wellbeing, sight and mobility of up to 60 people through the donations of bones, tendons, corneas, heart valves and skin.
To register as a bone, tissue or organ donor, visit www.donorregister.gov.au or via Medicare online.