A new centre which is set to transform the health of millions of Australians and billions more around the world will be the centrepiece of a development by Murdoch University at DevelopmentWA’s Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (MHKP).
The world-class Gateway facility will take shape on Lot 119 at the emerging health, education and technology hub, following the site’s sale to the University.
Murdoch University plans to construct the facility, which will accommodate Phase 2 of the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC), an international centre of expertise in metabolic phenotyping, ‘One Health’ focussed research laboratories and allied health clinical placement among other related uses.
By analysing the molecular, physical and biochemical characteristics of biological tissue and fluids such as blood and urine, the ANPC’s researchers aim to predict the complex genetic, environmental and lifestyle interactions causing disease.
The new building is expected to create an estimated 684 construction jobs, and ultimately contribute to more than 600 research jobs across the Murdoch Activity Centre.
Phase 2 of the Australian National Phenome Centre will be a substantial addition to Western Australia’s medical research credentials, with the potential to change the way we treat and manage illness.
World-leading researchers at the Centre plan to revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of serious health challenges – positioning Perth and Western Australia as a global leader in personalised medicine, and enabling quantum leaps in predicting diseases.
Construction of the facility is expected to commence in 2021 with completion in 2023.
The 9.6ha MHKP is close to Murdoch University, Fiona Stanley and St John of God hospitals, , the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and South Metropolitan TAFE.
Stage 1A of MHKP, to be delivered by master developer Fini Group, will see the construction of Western Australia’s first medihotel, along with an aged care facility, super medical clinic and residential offering in a development featuring commercial, retail, food and beverage spaces.
The precinct is part of the broader Murdoch Activity Centre, which is set to become WA’s next hub for jobs and growth. On completion, it is expected to deliver up to 35,000 jobs, homes for 22,000 residents, and facilities for up to 44,000 students.
Located close to the Murdoch train and bus interchange and Kwinana Freeway, MHKP is ideally placed to support Perth’s growing southern corridor.