Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

Melbourne, Australia
St Vincent's Hospital
Project 2017 - current

“Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) will be a landmark building of global significance that will place us at the forefront of biomedical research” 

– Angela Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

ACMD will offer specialised research, development and engineering areas with advanced capabilities. The design includes 3D printing laboratories, a human kinetics lab, special insulated rooms that enable the development of sensitive hearing and vision technologies, engineering workshops to produce medical device prototypes and robotics that can be used to fast-track clinical trials, as well as collaborative spaces for students and researchers.

A further unique highlight is the education centre embedded within ACMD. The centre will accommodate a dedicated teaching facility to nurture future clinical, nursing, allied health and biomedical research innovators and leaders. The centre incorporates multiple seminar and tutorial rooms, a clinical simulation laboratory, and a large lecture theatre extending over two levels with scope to host national and international conferences and major events.

ACMD is a collaboration of nine partner organisations:

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, the Bionics Institute, the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, Australian Catholic University and the University of Wollongong Australia.