Lend Lease to build new Uni of Adelaide Medical/Nursing School

Friday, 28 February 2014

The University of Adelaide has appointed Lend Lease as managing contractor for its new $125m Medical and Nursing School in the West End.

Building is expected to start next month on the North Terrace site which is adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Medical and Health Research Institute in the city's West End.

Paul Duldig, Vice-President (Services and Resources), University of Adelaide, said the appointment follows a rigorous and competitive tender process.

"We are very pleased to be working again with Lend Lease on this major project, the largest capital development in the University's history," said Mr Duldig. "Bringing our medical and nursing schools together in the heart of the new bio-medical precinct will deliver enormous benefits to students, staff and the local community."

"The University of Adelaide has a long tradition of health education spanning more than 125 years. This state-of-the-art facility in the West End will mark a new era for our teaching and research in health sciences and it will firmly reinforce our reputation as one of Australia's most respected universities for medicine and nursing fields," he said.

About the University of Adelaide Medical and Nursing School

The new University of Adelaide Medical and Nursing School will reflect a bold new direction in infrastructure development to meet the changing needs of health education.

Around 1500 students and 300 staff will use the building which will open in 2016.

The building layout will promote small-group learning, particularly at undergraduate level, with integrated research and shared teaching areas to encourage seamless collaboration between students from the different schools.

The ground floor will also feature a welcoming general public space, with views to the River Torrens and Adelaide Oval.


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