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Starfish Development given approval to build $10.9 million Hotel on site of cottages in Wright St, Adelaide
Celeste Villani, City Editor, The City
August 13, 2020 4:30pm

A heritage-listed cottage will be partially demolished to make way for a 17-storey motel in the CBD.

The state’s peak planning body yesterday gave Starfish Developments approval to build the $10.9m tower, at 134-136 Wright St.

The motel, to be operated by the Punthill Apartment Group, will be built on top of three single-storey bluestone row cottages built in 1880.

The cottage at 134 Wright St is locally heritage-listed.

The development will include 100 rooms varying in size from 25sq m to 72sq m, a gym, three car park spaces and a rooftop terrace. The building will stand at 57.7m tall – 14.7m above the maximum height for the area.

“On balance, whilst the proposed development exceeds the maximum envisaged height, the development does retain the local heritage place and abutting character fronted row dwellings,” a report to the State Commission Assessment Panel said.

A report to the panel said the bluestone cottages were in a poor state

Approval at Wednesday’s panel meeting comes despite concerns from government architect Kirsteen Mackay, who wrote the development was too tall and out of character with the street. The building is near the 23-storey Bohem apartments.

Starfish Developments was contacted for comment.

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Is this the first time in Adelaide we have seen bluestone cottages integrated into a new development? Can't think of any off the top of my head.
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:38 am
Is this the first time in Adelaide we have seen bluestone cottages integrated into a new development? Can't think of any off the top of my head.
The facade of the bluestone cottages on Roper St were incorporated into the Roper Street frontage of the carpark on the corner of Wakefield St.
Also I think Realm in Austin St retained some bluestone facades.
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Hi All , I have been following the comments of the government architect , as quoted in the media and the various SCAP links people posting on SA have put up .
I wonder how many architects under the duress of their clients time lines make detrimental design decisions in order to appease the GA so they get an approval .
I found a YouTube link , which in my opinion clears up perhaps what the GA is thinking when saying "yet to be convinced" . :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gls09kO-8DE
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Rodeo wrote:Hi All , I have been following the comments of the government architect , as quoted in the media and the various SCAP links people posting on SA have put up .
I wonder how many architects under the duress of their clients time lines make detrimental design decisions in order to appease the GA so they get an approval .
I found a YouTube link , which in my opinion clears up perhaps what the GA is thinking when saying "yet to be convinced" . Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gls09kO-8DE
The government architect only provides recommendations to the applicant and the SPC, it is not a direction.
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