Construction of Adelaide Oval Hotel to commence immediately
Australia’s first integrated stadium hotel will open in mid-2020 with construction to begin immediately following the announcement of the builder.
South Australian company Built Environs has been announced as the builder following a competitive tender process or the 138-room hotel project.
While there has been plenty of opposition to the project, the hotel was affectively given the all-clear in April after a community group decided it wouldn’t take legal action in its bid to block the controversial $42 million project.
The hotel will be built on two elevated pods that follow the external curves of the eastern façade of the stadium and therefore will not encroach on the parklands or the plaza. None of the stadium’s existing access/egress, including the plaza and atrium entry, are affected by the development and neither is the seating bowl.
Minimising the impact of construction on gameday patrons at the East Gate will remain a priority throughout the build. The two AFL clubs and cricket have been updated this week about the construction timeline and will continue to be involved as the build develops.
Pre-fabrication work will commence immediately off-site with initial on-site construction activity beginning in August ahead of major construction works starting at the conclusion of the AFL home and away season.
The build program will complete in mid-2020 before opening in September 2020 in time for the ICC T20 World Cup.
The design is being overseen by COX Architecture and project managed by Mott MacDonald, the same team responsible for the award-winning redevelopment of Adelaide Oval. Rooms will have spectacular views, including St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide Parklands and the city skyline.
“Today’s announcement is another important milestone for the project as we work towards making Adelaide Oval the first stadium in Australia to feature an integrated hotel” said Adelaide Oval SMA Chair Kevin Scarce.
“Built Environs has an excellent record of delivering quality projects in South Australia and we anticipate the same result for the Adelaide Oval Hotel.
“We look forward to working with Built Environs to bring this exciting vision to life.”
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