Construction starts at Flinders University Health and Medical Research Building
A groundbreaking ceremony was held this week for the Architectus designed 10-storey Health and Medical Research Building (HMRB), the new heart of the $1.5b Flinders Village development.
Architectus was engaged by Flinders University to design the world-class research building, advancing the University’s vision to be known as one of the most innovative campuses in the world. The new building will house more than 650 workers, including researchers in medicine, public health, nursing, and health sciences; exploring infection and immunity, mental health, pharmacology, cancer, health delivery and other fields.
The University has a strong partnership with Indigenous people and the colour palette for the buildings has been created in consultation with the Kaurna people, especially elder-in-residence Lewis Yarluburka O’Brien. Symbolically highlighting the partnership, bush medicine seeds and seedlings were planted during the groundbreaking ceremony, which will be the nucleus of an indigenous garden.
The new Flinders Village development master planned by Architectus will grow to include student accommodation, retail, recreation, entertainment, aged care, and retirement living.
Learn more about Flinders University HMRB here.