2nd June 2016

SAHMRI Named One of Australia's Workplaces of the Future

As the Managing Contractor of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Hindmarsh is proud that the project was dubbed as 'one of Australia’s workplaces of the future' in the May edition of the Qantas Magazine. 

Completed in December 2013, SAHMRI was designed to house up to 675 researchers over nine storeys and circa 30,000 square meters in fully flexible laboratory spaces. The technical specifications are extremely advanced, with lab areas that incorporate media preparation, cage washers, glass washers and autoclaves. The nine research modules consist of 33% dry and 67% wet laboratory spaces, a small vivarium and a cyclotron particle accelerator that is the first cyclotron in South Australia, constructed to a pharmaceutical production standard for isotope production used in medical imaging with hot and cold pharmacy suites to clean rooms class C&D. 

Structurally the building has a unique transfer structure using flower columns, requiring significant technical complexity within type building tolerances, and is the first to use a Diagrid Facade structure. 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.

SAHMRI has transformed 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 both a design and construction perspective.

Full Qantas Magazine Article: QTA May.pdf