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Penguin Quarantine Facility

Thorburn Consultants (NZ) Ltd designed and project managed construction of a penguin isolation facility for the quarantine of Gentoo and King Penguins prior to transfer to Australia’s new Antarctic Exhibit at Melbourne Aquarium. The facility included a penguin pool, ice shelf, isolation rooms, veterinary and laboratory room, office and air controlled anti room. The facility was fully air quality and pressure controlled to the highest standards as audited by AsureQuality. It also had sophisticated lighting, temperature and monitoring.