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[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:15 pm
by Ben
Sound like it might be built speculatively.

18-storey tower to be built over Hotel Wright St in Adelaide CBD
Eugene Boisvert, The City
December 6, 2017 11:51pm

A NEW 18-storey building towering over the Hotel Wright St will complement the historic pub, its architects say.

The $57 million development known as 88 Wright St was approved by the State Commission Assessment Panel last month.

It will wrap around the 165-year-old heritage hotel with an atrium separating the two buildings.

A rooftop bar will be built as a third floor for the pub.

There will be a shop on the ground floor, then 15 storeys of offices and then two penthouse apartments for the owners.

The owners, a group of private Chinese investors, bought the property in 2015 and closed the pub – previously known as the Old Queens Arms Hotel – the following year.

Val Mohyla, Josh Carrabs and Ben Whittaker, of Mohyla Architects, designed the new building. The atrium will connect Wright and Compton streets and provide a sheltered communal area in a part of the city with very little public space. “We wanted to provide as our contribution to our city that walk-through, which celebrates the hotel in three dimensions,” Mr Whittaker said.

Buildings as tall as 88 Wright St – at 68m – were not allowed in the area until May.

Mr Mohyla said it would “lift the whole area”. “As it fills – and it will take a while to fill – it will create quite a large population on Wright St,” he said.

They expect law firms to be the largest lessees, with several large firms’ leases coming up for renewal in two to three years’ time, when the building is expected to be completed.

Automated blinds that track the sun will be built into the tower’s windows to reduce the need for airconditioning.

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:18 pm
by Champs84
Hi All,

At the risk of being severely lambasted for digging up an old thread for no reason - I was walking past this site today and noticed demolition was well underway. Not sure if it's to do with Hotel Indigo - the sign on the fence did say Hindmarsh which I know are taking care of Indigo. But anyway - here's a pic to prove that there has been demolition right through to Compton St. That bulldozer is in what was (until recently) a private carpark behind Barton Chambers on the corner of Wright and Market St. The partially destroyed brick wall was the boundary of that carpark and the beginning of the what I believe was the structure owned by the hotel. The other pic is a screen shot from maps showing the one story building next to the old hotel that has been completely gutted. Hope this means something! Sorry again if I've posted in the wrong place :|

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:25 pm
by rev
I wouldn't say posting pictures of demolition on a development site is digging up an old thread for no reason.

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:48 pm
by Ben
Thanks for that, not sure what it could be for, but could be promising.

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:39 pm
by timtam20292
Champs is right, the demolition comes right up to Compton Street.

Wright Street development 1.jpg

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:36 am
by baytram366
I've been working down the south end of town for over a year and walked past that hotel about once a week at least. Signs in the windows say its closed for renovations so I am guessing they are keeping the actual hotel building but building something around it. Could be interesting...

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | ~68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:06 pm
by Llessur2002
I think this is still the plan...
crawf wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Wright Developments SA Pty Ltd C/- Mohyla Architects
76-88 Wright Street, Adelaide

Construction of an 18-storey building with basement car parking comprising the retention and reuse of the former Hotel Wright Street as a Hotel at ground and first floors with atrium and roof tip terrace licensed as part of the Hotel use; retail tenancy at ground floor; fifteen (15) levels of offices; and two (2) storey penthouses occupying levels 16 and 17.

https://www.saplanningcommission.sa.gov ... rt.doc.pdf
Wright St Hotel 2.png

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:37 am
by Ben
The site has been completely cleared now.

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:18 pm
by GrowAdelaide
Action on site. Market Street project in background

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:15 am
by Champs84
GrowAdelaide wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Action on site. Market Street project in background
I walk past every other day, and I hate to Johnny Raincloud, but I'm not convinced that those aren't just materials for Hotel Indigo...

[APP] Re: Hotel Wright Street | 68m |18 Levels | Mixed Use

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 pm
by Sensation.Al
Who'sthe possible builder for this? Or is this out for tender already?