Adelaide Biomed City Precinct Expands
The $3.8 billion BioMed City precinct on North Terrace is to get its first commercial building with a major development of the Trinity Church site on North Terrace and the construction of a $200 million, fifteen storey building purpose designed for the health and medical sector.
Existing heritage buildings will be upgraded and a landscaped plaza will be created to deliver a signature North Terrace entrance to the new tower. New facilities for Trinity will be constructed and heritage works undertaken to ensure the continued operation of the church.
Local firms 1835 Capital and Marlborough Capital will develop the 2400 square metre car park at the rear of the church for a major new health, medical and research facility. Located only 500 metres from the RAH, it will further cement Adelaide’s reputation as one of the largest biomed precincts in the world.
The landmark building of more than 30,000 square metres will also have 280 car parks and a commercial childcare centre. It will be LEED Gold Certified and WELL® Certified and allow for specialist medical and research requirements, including laboratory space.
The total site at 88 North Terrace will be known as “Trinity City”.
Paul Harrington, Senior Pastor of the Trinity Network of Churches stated, “We see this partnership to develop our site as a wonderful opportunity to enhance our ministry to the people of the City of Adelaide. This development will place us at the heart of a growing precinct as well as provide an opportunity to redeploy some of our resources into the growing Network of churches we have across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia”.
Project spokesman, Simon Toovey of Marlborough Capital, who was instrumental in the origination of the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital and the Australian Bragg Centre (SAHMRI 2) project, stated “COVID has increased the focus on medical and health research. There is a growing number of national and international pharmaceutical and medical groups looking to establish a presence in the Adelaide BioMed City precinct and we know this state-of-the-art building will be of interest to them.”
Jason Di Iulio of 1835 Capital stated that “Trinity City will house near on 3,000 staff and will be a catalyst site, providing significant impetus for the development and upgrade of the surrounding precinct.”
Construction is expected to commence in 2022 with completion in 2024.