Colgate Palmolive Laboratory Upgrade

Client: Colgate Palmolive Pty Ltd
Location: Labrador, Queensland, Australia
Scope overview: Bring both facilities in line with the client’s corporate standards in the United States
Facility: Microbiology laboratory and Technical services area

Project Description

Clean, effective upgrade meets corporate standards for Colgate Palmolive Pty Ltd


Colgate Palmolive Pty Ltd began as a small soap and candle business in New York City early in the 19th century.

More than 200 years later, it is a truly global company serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide.


Wiley won a competitive tender to upgrade the microbiology laboratory and technical services area of Colgate Palmolive’s Oral Care Division at Labrador.

The work was to bring both facilities in line with the client’s corporate standards in the United States.

Colgate Palmolive chose Wiley for its competitive service, attention to detail, professionalism and commitment to open communication.


  • Minimising the impact of construction on existing operations
  • Maximising use of existing facilities
  • Using space most efficiently.



  • Extension of original in-house tender drawings to incorporate Wiley recommendations
  • Input to floor plan designs
  • Development of a reflected ceiling plan to accurately position services within the space available.


  • Supervision of fit-out tradespeople
  • Coordination of client’s mechanical services subcontractor
  • Modification and reinstallation of suitable existing cabinet work to cut costs.


A valuable addition to Colgate Palmolive’s Oral Care Division, completed in line with U.S. corporate standards with minimal disruption to existing operations.