Key Features

  • MBA Award for Laboratory of the Year - Excellence in research lab design, planning & Const - 2015
  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence at State Level - Commercial Construction $100m - 2014
  • MBA Award for Commercial/Industrial Construction Building over $100m - 2014
  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence at State Level - Building Professional of the Year - 2014
  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence for Building at National Level - 2014
  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence for Innovation at State Level - 2012


Hindmarsh is Managing Contractor for the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure on the $200 million SAHMRI and the design team includes Woods Bagot (architecture), Aurecon (structure) and Norman Disney Young (building services).

The nine-storey, circa 28,000m2 SAHMRI will house up to 675 employees and researchers in fully flexible laboratory spaces.   SAHMRI will also contain South Australia’s first cyclotron.  The SAHMRI team will occupy the facility from December 2013.

Apart from being Adelaide’s most iconic building of the future, SAHMRI transforms the western end of the CBD into a focal point for health and medical research, fostering innovation and service improvements leading to better health outcomes for the community.

It also elevates Adelaide’s architectural credentials with the striking, pine cone skin facade putting SAHMRI on the map from a design and construction perspective.

The facade’s unique geometry is a combination of structural steel diagrid sub-frame with an external aluminium suite. It features high performance double glazed triangular panels, woven mesh panels, perforated and solid aluminium infill panels, while sunshades have been designed and orientated for optimum thermal and light efficiency.