2 new buildings break ground at Adelaide BioMed City and ‘SAMHRI 2’ on the way
Work is well underway on two more buildings at Adelaide BioMed City as the $3 billion world-class health precinct in South Australia begins to take shape.
The compact precinct sits on the northwest corner of Adelaide, a city contained in a terraced grid, allowing all the buildings to sit side-by-side within easy walking distance of each other and serviced by a tram line.
Construction has begun on the $231 million University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building. It will support Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry students and about 400 health sciences researchers and is due for completion in early 2017.
The 12-storey Lyons Architects designed building is the largest capital works project in the university’s 140-year history.
Work is also underway on the University of South Australia’s $230m Health Innovation Building.
Designed by BVN Architects and Swanbury Penglase, the 15-storey health and research facility will support a collaborative and holistic approach to health research and is scheduled to open in 2018.
The $2.3 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital is nearing completion, with the first patients expected to be treated there before the end of the year.
The hospital will sit beside the $200 million SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building, which opened in late 2013, and is the only part of the site currently operating.
Known by locals as “The Cheese Grater” for its stunning contemporary design, the Woods Bagot-designed building is home to more than 500 researchers and has won a swag of architectural awards.
A $280 million ‘SAHMRI 2’ has been proposed to be constructed alongside the SAHMRI building to house Australia’s first proton therapy unit – an $80 million machine to target otherwise inoperable cancerous tumours. Flinders University has committed $60
million to have a cancer research hub in the building while the State Government has budgeted $44 million. The Federal Government needs to contribute $176 million so the project can go ahead.
“As the largest greenfield healthcare precinct in the Southern hemisphere, Adelaide BioMed City and the development of the city’s northwest corner is bringing unprecedented investment opportunities to the state,” said Senior Investment Advisor Patrick Robinson from Invest Adelaide.
Source: News Release, Architecture and Design, 24 February 2016
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Adelaide named Australia’s first ‘Lighthouse City’ for innovation
South Australia’s credentials as a smart city have received a boost after tech giant Cisco declared Adelaide as the first smart and connected ‘Lighthouse City’ in Australia.
Lighthouse City status is a boon for the State that will allow access to Cisco’s huge global network, and see us primed to benefit from the economic and social transformation set to occur as the exciting next phase of the internet rapidly takes shape.
The announcement comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last year between the State Government, Adelaide City Council and Cisco to launch Australia’s first ‘Internet of Things’ Innovation Hub.
Under the Internet of Things (IoT), everyday devices that we regularly interact with – such as household appliances, watches and cars – will be capable of ‘talking’ to each other via the internet. For example, a programmed carpark on Grenfell Street can alert a smart phone of available parking spots.
Speaking from Cisco’s east headquarters in Bangalore, India, Science and Information Economy Minister Gail Gago said the State Government was thrilled to build its relationship with Cisco to grow South Australia’s information economy.
“I am delighted that Cisco has declared Adelaide as its first Lighthouse City in Australia – we now join other major cities including Barcelona, Chicago, Hamburg and Dubai as leading places to showcase IoT innovations,” Ms Gago said.
“Cisco chose Adelaide because of its strong and visionary leadership, innovation and our ability to embrace smart city technologies, particularly through our AdelaideFree WiFi network.
“Cisco has predicted that the ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) will generate an astounding $19 trillion globally over the next decade, including $4.6 trillion from the public sector, which will open the door to new jobs and industries.
“We aim to capitalise on these opportunities to grow a more efficient and sustainable city for all South Australians to enjoy.”
Cisco’s President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalization Officer, Dr Anil Menon said the Lighthouse City status for Adelaide will help make it one of the leading global examples of a smart and sustainable city.
“As a Cisco Lighthouse City, Adelaide will be one of the very few cities ready to develop and pilot new urban services and solutions to benefit the customer and citizen experience,” Dr Menon said.
“Adelaide will have access to Cisco’s infrastructure, as well as our network of partners and global ecosystem, and importantly, we will have capacity to bring new strategic business and technology partnerships to the city.”
Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the Internet of Things had the potential to not only make the city more efficient, but change the way visitors, workers and residents experience Adelaide.
“Previous collaborations like the free WiFi and council programs like Enterprise Adelaide have underwritten Cisco’s confidence in us and helped open the door to Lighthouse status.
“To show our practical commitment to the MoU and back Cisco’s confidence in us, Adelaide City Council has set aside $250,000 this year for two smart city trials that will focus on parking and lighting.
“Both projects will be about making the city safer, easier to get around and more welcoming for our visitors and residents alike, with the ultimate aim of being able to generate a return on investment for our ratepayers that can be put back into other services.”
Source: News Release, Government of South Australia, 30 January, 2015
Adelaide attracts more investment: Hospitality boost hits the City as new hotels check-in
News Release Premier Jay Weatherill
Friday, 28 March 2014
Adelaide attracts more investment: Hospitality boost hits the City as new hotels check-in
The revitalisation of Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct and the return of football to the City is stimulating more private investment, construction and flow-on hospitality jobs.
Three new city hotels with around 600 rooms are set to open this year, catering for the increased number of football fans and other visitors to Adelaide.
Premier Jay Weatherill, releasing the final time-lapse footage of the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, said that it was exciting to see the Government’s investment in infrastructure projects was enticing private developments. “Tomorrow’s Showdown at Adelaide Oval marks a new era for our city and the benefits will flow into the cash registers of city hotels, restaurants and retail outlets,” he said.
“We have laid the foundation by investing in the Riverbank precinct, the SAHMRI, Royal Adelaide Hospital and greater health precinct on North Terrace and the new Adelaide Oval.
“What we are now seeing is more private development leveraging off of this investment, with three new city hotels in the pipeline this year.
“There are currently 33 privately funded developments with a value of nearly $2.5 billion in various stages of case management in the city.
“Our big build, combined with private sector activity has created around 22,000 jobs in the property development industry.
“This is what a vibrant City agenda is about; investing in our city today so that business is excited about what Adelaide has to offer and more young people stay in South Australia.”
The Adelaide Casino is also planning a major $350 million refurbishment and expansion, starting with a $40 million investment over the next year. The hotels, the 170-room Mayfair Hotel and the 120-room Quest apartments both on King William St, the 311 room Ibis on Grenfell St will open later this year.
General Manager of the Mayfair Hotel, Aaron Oh said Adelaide was changing rapidly. “Demand is driving infrastructure and major developments, especially in and around the Riverbank Precinct which will renew reasons for visitors to travel to Adelaide,” he said. “This has reinforced our confidence in the refurbishment of the iconic heritage listed CML building, transforming it to the new boutique five-star Mayfair Hotel.
“The Mayfair Hotel is in the final stages of construction and we’ll be embarking on a recruitment drive very soon to fill the newly created hospitality and administrative jobs within the hotel.”
Quest general manager Andrew Weisz said major projects, including Rundle Mall, the Adelaide Oval redevelopments and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, were a key factor in the company’s decision to expand its presence in the state.
General manager of Ibis Adelaide, Nathan Frost said his development was designed to fill an important 3.5 star requirement in the Adelaide city accommodation market for both business and leisure travellers. “Such an infrastructure investment will stimulate demand and increase both international and domestic inbound travel to the city, reaping benefits in other business-tourism areas,” he said.
“From a domestic perspective, this new Ibis Adelaide hotel complements the surrounding precinct development, with the upgraded Adelaide Oval and ongoing redevelopment of Adelaide Convention Centre, which will draw more fans and businesses to the city.”