Unique BioMed City in Adelaide soon to be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere

With the upcoming second stage of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI 2) due to be finished in 2021, Adelaide’s BioMed City is almost complete.

Construction began on the health and biomedical precinct, located on the northwest corner of the CBD, several years ago with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Just opened, it is one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in the world and features 40 operating theatres and 800 beds. Still to come in this area is the proposed new Adelaide Women’s Hospital, which will be co-locating with the RAH, to support complex obstetric and paediatric services.

SAHMRI, an iconic building and medical institution, sits adjacent to the new hospital. SAHMRI features state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, and has attracted hundreds of researchers and world-leading medical and technological innovation.

The University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building is scheduled to open in 2017. This building will support medical, nursing and dentistry students and will house approximately 400 health science researchers.

The University of South Australia’s Health Innovation Building, which is due to be completed in 2018, will become home to the Centre for Cancer Biology. Around 250 of Australia’s top researchers will conduct their studies here, focusing on fundamental research that is relevant to different types of cancer.

SAHMRI 2 will be located in the middle of these four buildings. SAHMRI 2 will attract some of the world’s leading researchers, as well as the most advanced and pioneering technologies in an effort to form the future of health care practices. The research themes SAHMRI will focus on include Aboriginal health, cancer, heart health, infection and immunity, health and wellbeing, dementia, and nutrition. This institution will be the home of Australia’s first proton therapy unit – The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research – a vital resource for those continuing to develop new ways to treat cancers and other diseases.

SAHRMI 2 will consist of 14 levels, totalling 31,000sqm of floor area. The first 3 floors have been secured by SAHMRI and will be occupied by 400 researchers. We believe that the types of industry groups that will be attracted to this area will include research, health, biomedical, and innovative technology. James Young and Jeevan Deut of our Office Leasing team, will be looking for tenants from these industries for the 14,500sqm (approx.) of dry lab space on behalf of Commercial and General and Dexus for their Joint Venture, Australian Healthcare Property Fund.