THE TRI BUILDING

As Australia’s newest and most comprehensive medical research and biopharmaceutical facility, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) is located on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus in Brisbane, Australia.

Core facilities

In addition to the extensive options available to TRI occupants, some TRI Research Facilities are available by appointment for use by external researchers and clinicians. Equipment and technique training is also available through these facilities. Follow the links below for further information and contact numbers.

Lab research facilities

  • 14 research modules for 50 scientists each across four levels
  • Equipment space, wet lab and consultant offices

Teaching, meeting and venue hire spaces

  • UQ School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • SPARQ-ed education facility (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) 
  • Offices, tutorial rooms and meeting spaces
  • A 250-seat auditorium and adjoining seminar rooms
  • Social spaces including a large leafy atrium, café and staff tearooms.

Operational facilities

  • Data centre with capacity of 100 racks
  • Centralised multifunctional devices and printers including teleconferencing facilities
  • Patheon bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility with fermentation capacity
  • Clean fill and finish
  • Central reception area  

Clinical Research Facilities (bookable facilities)

  • Four-bed research ward, two four-person observation rooms, nutritional assessment room, including clinical consulting and investigation rooms (multipurpose)
  • Clinical Research Office spaces
  • Biostatistics

The seven-storey TRI building comprises four floors of laboratory research plus facilities for research support, administration and teaching. A bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is adjacent to the main TRI building, housing the first major mammalian biopharmaceutical production facility in Australia.

In 2004 a proposal was submitted to the Queensland Government. In 2007 this progressed to project design. Five years on and $354 million in funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments, The Atlantic Philanthropies, UQ and QUT, TRI became operational and four institutes came together to populate one very special facility. 

Designed by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill and built by WATPAC, TRI is a 32,000 square metre building making it the largest medical research institute in the southern hemisphere. 

It includes four floors of laboratory research plus facilities for research support, administration and teaching. The bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility led by Patheon with fermentation capacity is adjacent to the main TRI building. 

Patheon will assist new biological drug developers and provide cutting-edge technical and economical methods for producing clinical grade biopharmaceutical compounds.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS

Researchers, students and staff at TRI can use meeting rooms, host seminars or run industry events by booking or hiring our facilities. 

For more information about booking events at TRI, please complete the enquiry form.

 

Architectural Links

Key Features
 
  • TRI is a 32,000 square metre building making it the largest medical research institute in the southern hemisphere.
  • It includes four floors of laboratory research plus facilities for research support, administration and teaching.
  • A bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility led by Patheon with fermentation capacity is adjacent to the main TRI building.