[U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

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#751 Post by Mpol03 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm

Is this the office tower or the full development of the plaza?

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#752 Post by NTRabbit » Mon May 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Isn't it just the underground carpark for now?

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#753 Post by how good is he » Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 pm

Yes just the carpark for now & yes I agree it’s going to be slow. They still have to dig out the whole 5 levels underground plus winter/rain to come.. see article below.

One of the largest earthworks contracts in South Australia’s construction history has been awarded as a key Riverbank project continues to gather pace.

Walker Corporation has handed a $30 million contract to national civil contractor Delta Group for its $500 million development at Festival plaza, which will deliver arts upgrades, a new carpark and office tower as part of the project now known as Festival Square.

A new 1600-space, five-level underground carpark will be the focus of the contract — which has resulted in Delta opening an office and yard in Adelaide off the back of being awarded it.

As part of the contract, Delta will move an estimated 130,000m3 of material from the site in a 14-month program, drilling 15m into the ground.

Walker Corporation South Australia Senior Development Manager Ben Moore said this would get the site ready for the construction of the carpark this year.

“We only started work in May of last year when we were formally provided access to the site, so it’s been a very busy work schedule since then,” he said.

“The demolition and excavation process is literally huge, it’s creating an enormous space that is starting to give a sense of the scale of the development.

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#754 Post by Jim » Fri May 10, 2019 3:30 pm

how good is he wrote:Yes just the carpark for now & yes I agree it’s going to be slow. They still have to dig out the whole 5 levels underground plus winter/rain to come.. see article below.

One of the largest earthworks contracts in South Australia’s construction history has been awarded as a key Riverbank project continues to gather pace.

Walker Corporation has handed a $30 million contract to national civil contractor Delta Group for its $500 million development at Festival plaza, which will deliver arts upgrades, a new carpark and office tower as part of the project now known as Festival Square.

A new 1600-space, five-level underground carpark will be the focus of the contract — which has resulted in Delta opening an office and yard in Adelaide off the back of being awarded it.

As part of the contract, Delta will move an estimated 130,000m3 of material from the site in a 14-month program, drilling 15m into the ground.

Walker Corporation South Australia Senior Development Manager Ben Moore said this would get the site ready for the construction of the carpark this year.

“We only started work in May of last year when we were formally provided access to the site, so it’s been a very busy work schedule since then,” he said.

“The demolition and excavation process is literally huge, it’s creating an enormous space that is starting to give a sense of the scale of the development.
5 level underground car park right next to the Torrens, let’s hope spray on concrete is not the answer.


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#755 Post by Stryker » Tue May 28, 2019 6:43 pm

Found this on LinkedIn.
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#756 Post by Smithy85 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm

Multiplex were calling for tenders for the construction of the car park in the Tiser on Tuesday.

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#757 Post by Spotto » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:23 pm

When is the Plaza and Skycity Expansion due for completion? Nothing seems to have an estimate due date on it.

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#758 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:54 pm

Spotto wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:23 pm
When is the Plaza and Skycity Expansion due for completion? Nothing seems to have an estimate due date on it.
Signs around the SkyCity expansion list 2020.
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#759 Post by Ben » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:00 am

Spotto wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:23 pm
When is the Plaza and Skycity Expansion due for completion? Nothing seems to have an estimate due date on it.
Was in the Advertiser a couple weeks back they announced october 2020 for the casino.

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#761 Post by Ho Really » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am

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Festival Plaza Work Site in Adelaide, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. (AAP Image/ Morgan Sette)

Developer Lang Walker and State Government showdown over Festival Plaza site
Paul Starick, Chief Reporter, Sunday Mail (SA)
August 10, 2019 10:00pm

Billionaire developer Lang Walker and State Government are at loggerheads over his push for a second office tower in the $600 million Festival Plaza development, which critics warn would wreck the cityscape and suffocate the public square.

The Sunday Mail has been told Walker Corporation is insisting on the second tower at the prime site, between Parliament House and the Festival Centre, despite the Government’s firm opposition.

It is understood Walker is arguing a second tower would place significantly more people in the precinct, creating more vibrancy and economic activity.

Excavation work is advanced for a 1560-space carpark, due to be completed in time for the neighbouring Adelaide Casino’s $330 million expansion opening in October next year.

But there is significant concern that construction work for a 23-storey office tower and three-level entertainment/retail complex, approved in 2016, will disrupt the precinct and carpark access.

The Casino will lease 750 car park spaces, that are critical to its expansion’s success, while the Government will lease 400 for $30 million.

The Sunday Mail put a series of questions to Walker Corp and Planning Minister Stephan Knoll, including about the second tower and whether the car park would be fully operational during construction.

Mr Knoll, who in April confirmed the revision of Festival Plaza plans approved under the previous Labor government, said only that the Government was “currently in the process of negotiating the finishing touches on the Festival Plaza arrangement”.

“We need to strike the right balance and ensure that the South Australian public get the best bang for the buck out of what will become one of the premier public precincts in the CBD,” he said.

The Advertiser in April revealed the Government had rejected plans for a second office tower and a hotel on the Plaza’s eastern edge, fronting King William Rd and just to the north of Parliament House.

It is understood Walker Corporation is continuing to insist on the second tower and stretch development as much as possible across the precinct, but it is not known whether it still wants to build the hotel.

This risks a repeat of a 2014 legal battle when Mr Walker overcame Labor government opposition to building the lone office tower in the area between the Hajek Plaza, north of Parliament House, and the Casino.

That dispute centred on whether Mr Walker, who in late 2012 won exclusive rights to develop the car park and Riverbank precinct, still had the legal right to build the office tower.

It is understood the Liberal government considers Festival Plaza as a linchpin for future city development, because it is at the heart of the city, between Adelaide Oval, Lot Fourteen and the medical precinct.

Like Lot Fourteen, the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, it is intended to use Festival Plaza as a crucible of future industries, like space, defence and machine learning.

Asked about the revised plans in April, a Walker Corporation spokesman said this had been about “creating a world-class public space that remains flexible, functional, vibrant and active for many years to come.

“We would expect that these final agreed designs will provide the state with the opportunity to improve many of the functional and design criticisms arising from the stakeholder reviews of the Plaza’s inferior and more expensive concept instigated under the previous government.”
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#762 Post by SRW » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:47 am

Greedy bastards can GTFO.

The fact that these revisions to the plaza plan have had no public transparency or accountability is also deeply suss.
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#763 Post by citywatcher » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:38 am

You don't activate a public space by clogging it up with more high rise

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#764 Post by claybro » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:04 am

a tower fronting King William road would block off acces and views of the plaza to the public? Makes it kind of less an open public plaza, and hides the "activity" from the road. It goes against everything the plaza is designed to do in activation of the area surely. Furthermore, if Walker feels there is not enough commercial space in one tower... just make it taller!

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#765 Post by SRW » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:26 am

It’s already double the height of what was meant to be built there.

Whatever happens, any extra commercial value he squeezes out of public land above what was originally agreed should result in a commensurate increase to his public realm contribution. Public land is not free.
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