New building

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Parkville building facade


The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute unveiled its new building on 22 November, 2012. The $185 million research facility has been developed to accommodate the institue's rapidly expanding research programs in cancer, infectious disease and chronic inflammatory disease.

Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F worked in partnership to design the new building, renovate the old and ensure world-class laboratories were part of the construction.


The Victorian Government and the Australian Government each provided a $50 million capital works grant. Together with $30 million from The Atlantic Philanthropies, these grants have enabled the expansion of the Parkville building to nearly double its size.

New research facilities

  • New western wing houses seven levels of laboratories and scientific support services.
  • Clinical Translation Centre with patient contact rooms
  • Insectary, enabling malaria researchers to investigate the critical liver stage of the malaria life cycle.
  • Advanced cell and tissue imaging and flow cytometry centres.

 New technologies

  • New building and redevelopment: opening event and project galleryRoof-mounted uni-rail system allowing access to all levels of the atrium in the western wing of the building.
  • Aluminum powder-coated ceiling tiles within laboratory areas to manage light and sound.
  • Ceiling-mounted laboratory services, with medical gas provided from the ceiling instead of the floor.
  • LED lighting and advanced lighting control.
  • State-of-the-art building management system that controls services such as temperature, ventilation, hydraulic systems, compressed air, medical gases, trade waste and the fire system.

Engage and collaborate