The University of Adelaide’s Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building was opened in February 2017 by Premier Jay Weatherill and Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham.
The $231 million building is a next-generation university campus. The University’s aim is to take its programs into the future with state of the art facilities, incorporating new teaching styles and the latest technologies, including simulations and digital platforms.
Designed in conjunction with Lyons Architects, the architecturally-striking building is now home to University of Adelaide Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing students, as well as 400 health sciences researchers.
The location allows for easy integration with research conducted at the SAHMRI and care provided by the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, and is a pivotal element in the university’s vision to transform health sciences education, research and patient care.
Both the new University building and Hospital are located in the heart of the city’s emerging biomedical precinct, BioMed City, the largest hub of world-class health and biomedical facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Adelaide Convention Centre sits adjacent BioMed City, within the broader Riverbank Precinct – which is rapidly evolving to create a new hub for Adelaide. This proximity has allowed helped forge a strong alliance between the Centre and the precinct to support conference organisers.
Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said the development of BioMed City is proving a key drawcard in attracting more health and medical conferences to Adelaide.
“The Centre is working with conference organisers to help delegates to connect with local thought leaders, innovative industry and research bodies, and academics, to conduct site tours, share ideas and gain access to key speakers,” said Mr Gilbert.
See more of the new building and BioMed City via their fly-through video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYlUdHg4T1E