The University of South Australia’s (UniSA) new $80 million student learning centre has opened, unveiling a state-of-the-art learning and information hub designed by architects John Wardle and Phillips/Pilkington.

Located on Hindley Street, Adelaide, each floor of the eight-storey Jeffrey Smart Building is designed with colour themes inspired by the South Australian landscape, from the red centre to the coast.

According to the architects, spaces and experiences shift in orientation and scale, becoming less inwardly focussed as they progress up through the building.

Spectrum Floors ’ Spectrum SLR 125 with Xtra-grip slip retardant inserts were used for the stair nosings. 

Stair nosings are used to define the edge of steps, which reduce the risk of any trip hazard and prolong the life of the floor covering.

“The building provides some core practical consideration but also all the inspiring and exciting features that make it a great place to learn,” says UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd.

The Spectrum SLR 125 is proven to achieve the best rating to Australian Standards AS 4586 with a P5 rating. Included in Spectrum Floors’ range are lighted nosings and ‘Stairtile’, a durable and versatile product for stone, timber and ceramic tiles.