South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Government of South Australia



The Flagship Biomedical Research facility for the SAHMRI headquarters includes Research Support, Animal Facility, and Cyclotron/cGMP Facility. Facility has Flexible Core Facilities embedded within the laboratory suites, which are designed for maximum flexibility and adaptability. Laboratories were designed without identification of the Institute’s research focus so RFD’s metrics were a critical guide in planning. All research and support spaces are designed to be readily adaptable as equipment, instrumentation and specialty requirements are known. 


Adelaide, Australia

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2014

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 315,009 GSF, (29,265 m2)
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 187,849 GSF, (17,451 m2)
  • Lab & Lab Support: 90,717, (8,427 m2)

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $176,664,600 ($250,822,899 AUD)

Important Details

  • 2015 Laboratory of the Year Award
  • LEED Certification Level: Gold
  • 2014 Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture


  • Woods Bagot


  • Peter Clarke Photography, David Sievers Photography, Mein Photo, Gollings Photography