New Flinders Health and Medical Research Building Opening 2024

28 March 2024

The new Flinders University Health and Medical Research Building is set to open mid–2024.

Renowned as innovative and progressive, Flinders University knows bringing the brightest minds together with industry can change the world. That’s why they are investing in and building a new Health and Medical Research Building (HMRB) as the centrepiece of the exciting new Flinders Village development.

Flinders’ vision is to create a vibrant urban centre that will become a lifestyle focus for southern Adelaide. From high-tech research facilities to cafés, shops and entertainment, Flinders Village will be a place to live, learn, innovate, work, and enjoy. An expanded residential offering for students will be a key part of the Village, but the plan is to offer the wider community an opportunity to share its amenities. This will be a cultural and creative hub that is a beacon of progress, embodying sustainability ,and sympathetic to its surrounds.

As part of the Village, the HMRB will enable researchers, practitioners and industry partners to work together more closely than ever before, creating a hub of collaboration within southern Adelaide’s own biomedical research precinct.

Located adjacent to Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospital, it will be the focal point of research informed by genuine patient need, positioned to make an immediate improvement to people’s health and well-being.

Building on more than 50 years of exceptional health and medical teaching and research, the HMRB is a once-in-a-generation initiative that will transform how practitioners and researchers understand, diagnose and treat illness.

Building for the future

The $280m Health and Medical Research Building incorporates strong sustainable design that embeds it in the beautiful surrounds of the Bedford Park campus. As the flagship building in Flinders Village, the HMRB sets the standard for sustainability across developments and captures the university’s bold vision for a brighter future. ​

The HMRB uses 100% renewable electricity, generated by photovoltaic solar panels on campus and supported by wind power from a local South Australian wind farm, significantly reducing the reliance on fossil fuels​. The design allows for future connection of recycled water to reduce the use of potable water, and targets 100% diversion of construction waste from landfill. The structure features a beautiful and functional façade, orientated to reduce heat load. The façade system also incorporates glazing that rejects 75% of heat from the sun and louvres that open to bring fresh air into the building and close automatically based on the weather conditions.

Designed for life

Health and well-being are central to the new Health and Medical Research Building’s mission, reflected in its design and location. Its proximity to Flinders railway station is an incentive to use public transport and provides easy access to Tonsley and CBD campuses.

Open indoor spaces will feature greenery and promote natural light and air circulation. Outside, the Indigenous bush medicine garden will be the perfect place for reflection or a quick break.

The landscaping will connect the university, hospitals, and Flinders Station to the HMRB, creating new gateway entrance to Flinders and a walking environment that is streamlined, safe, and engaging. Elevators at both ends of the building will allow people to move easily from the Village to University Drive, and green spaces will encourage time outside the building.

Pioneers in health

Flinders has a long, proud history as a pioneer in integrated health. Flinders Medical School is the first in the nation to be integrated into a public hospital, within a health and education precinct. This includes the state’s busiest hospital, educates the majority of the state’s medical workforce and contributes to a substantial proportion of the state’s biomedical research. HMRB will build on Flinders’ reputation as the largest integrated academic hospital campus in South Australia.

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Studying Medicine at Flinders Medical School

The Doctor of Medicine program at Flinders University delivers outstanding clinical and academic training that integrates clinical medicine with the relevant biomedical sciences, while also providing you with a broader understanding of health in a range of social contexts. This MD focuses on student-centred learning with development of the knowledge, skills, and personal and professional attributes required of an exceptional doctor.

The Doctor of Medicine offers a hand-on approach, blending community and hospital training that offers you exposure to the broad spectrum of health care from the primary to the tertiary level. You’ll be introduced to clinical practice and performance and undertake practicals and clinical placements throughout the degree. In Year 4, there is an option to do two 6-week clinical placements overseas.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: Rolling admissions. Applications are assessed as received. The earlier you apply the better.

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