Separated into distinct East and West areas, the heart of the Education and Cultural Precinct is built around two of South Australia’s major universities. To the East, the State Library, Museum and Art Gallery are also located along North Terrace, while the West houses contemporary galleries and is currently expanding to incorporate new opportunities for tertiary studies.
The University of South Australia and University of Adelaide are both investing significantly in new educational infrastructure to capitalise on the opportunities of the growing Health and Biomedical Precinct.
Adjacent to the SAHMRI, the University Of Adelaide in conjunction with Lyons Architects are currently constructing a new Health and Medical Sciences Building to support their Medicine and Nursing students. The location will allow for easy integration with research conducted at the SAHMRI and care provided by the new RAH and, building upon the more than 130 years of a shared relationship between the University and the Hospital.
The building is expected to be open for teaching in 2017.
Opposite this new development, the University of South Australia have also embarked upon a 2020 West Campus Master Plan, which will reinvigorate and build upon the existing infrastructure established along North Terrace and Hindley Street by the University. Central to the plans will be a significant greening of the existing site, the creation of a new campus square and urban plaza, as well as North Terrace activation that will enhance the existing arts and cultural buildings along the strip, including the Samstag Museum of Art and SASA Gallery.