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Client: DTEI

Location: Port Lincoln, SA

Budget: $6.5 million

Completion: 2007



Steve Grieve

Paul Gillett

David McLeod

Nicolette Di Lernia

Adam Sickerdich

Port Lincoln, in South Australia’s west, has a diverse temperate marine ecosystem and an extensive aquaculture industry, making it an ideal location for marine research and teaching.


Flinders University established the Lincoln Marine Science Centre in 1995. However these original facilities had become dated, non-compliant and over capacity. The new building provides state of the art research facilities and associated office, meeting and support spaces.


Grieve Gillett Architects provided master planning, facilities planning and value management services to ensure that the client’s core objectives could be realised within the budget. The resulting design:

  • provides highly efficient, flexible accommodation;

  • utilises materials and detailing suited to the regional location and marine environment; and

  • provides LMSC with a distinctive, state of the art building expressing the evolution from local research facility to international research centre.

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