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Strategically located in the Adelaide CBD, Lot Fourteen is supported by the Australian and South Australian governments and is positioned as a competitive and future industries focused precinct on the global stage in the centre of one of the world’s safest and most liveable cities.

Welcome to Lot Fourteen

At Lot Fourteen, we are creating a global precinct - focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture, and tourism - to grow jobs and the South Australian economy.

Lot Fourteen is an integral part of South Australia’s innovation network bringing together research, education, industry and government to provide choices for businesses to establish and grow in South Australia.

Already home to 1,000 people, our collaborative workspaces provide an exciting environment for global companies, startups and organisations from the hi-tech, space, defence and creative industries.  

The next wave of development at Lot Fourteen has started. The Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre, with the Innovation Hub, will be our flagship building. It will provide a single, secure location for industries, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise and launch ideas and innovations to the global market.

The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre will showcase the rich, diverse and enduring cultures of Australia’s First Nations Peoples to South Australians and visitors to our state.

Nestled adjacent to the vibrant Adelaide East End entertainment district, we are creating a vibrant and engaging precinct that is open to everyone, with public spaces taking their lead from the neighbouring Adelaide Botanic Garden and cultural institutions along North Terrace.  

At Lot Fourteen, we are building confidence in the future of South Australia and claiming our place on the global stage.

DIANE DIXON
State Project Lead, Lot Fourteen
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Vision and Objectives

At Lot Fourteen, our vision is to create a global precinct that will foster jobs and grow skills in high growth industries at an exciting destination that will attract hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors annually when completed.

Our objectives are to:

  • Create a globally connected business precinct

  • Develop an integral part of South Australia’s innovation ecosystem

  • Support new high-value jobs and career pathways in South Australia

  • Attract, develop and retain the best and brightest people

  • Grow South Australian businesses, including the Aboriginal Business Sector, through innovation and collaboration

  • Attract investment and partnerships to deliver infrastructure and drive research, innovation and commercialisation

  • Increase numbers of international students in the Adelaide CBD

  • Advance the awareness, knowledge, preservation and teaching of Aboriginal culture and languages

  • Facilitate employment for Aboriginal people

  • Create a vibrant and exciting place for the community and visitors

History

Royal Adelaide Hospital site (1946) aerial view. Source: State Library of South Australia (SLSA B11099).

In 1840 South Australia’s Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler selected this location for the Adelaide Hospital.  In 1939 the hospital was renamed The Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital has occupied an important physical and emotional place in the history of South Australia. It has been the focus of medical care, education and research since the 1850s and has played an essential role as the centre of advances in health care and services since its inception.

Heritage buildings along North Terrace. Image courtesy of CALHN Heritage Office.

The earliest remaining building on the site is the Margaret Graham Nurses' Home which was completed in 1911. The 1920s Master Plan resulted in four new buildings along North Terrace being built namely the Former Admission Casualty Building (Women’s Health Centre) (1935); Allied Health Services Building (1935); McEwin Building (1946); and the Bice Building (1927). In 1951 a larger nurses' home, the Eleanor Harrald Nurses' Home was constructed. An extensive redevelopment of the hospital occurred in the early 1960’s and was followed by the 'great demolition' of the earlier hospital buildings.

In September 2017 the old Royal Adelaide Hospital was closed and relocated to its new home on Port Road.  The site was renamed Lot Fourteen, and the master plan commenced for its transformation into a global-reaching innovation precinct.

While none of the original hospital buildings remain, six State Heritage-listed buildings along North Terrace and Frome Road have been retained with contemporary upgrades as part of the Lot Fourteen redevelopment.

Sheridan Kiosk circa 1960

One of these State Heritage-listed buildings is The Sheridan Building (former Kiosk). The Sheridan Kiosk was originally built in 1925, based on a flexible rotunda design. It operated for many years as a kiosk and tea-room, staffed by volunteers, and profits were used to purchase extra equipment for the hospital. 

The small but distinctive octagonal structure was located at the main entrance to the hospital. It was largely funded, under a private bequest from Alice Frances Keith Sheridan, and her sister Violet. It was opened on 18 November 1925 and dedicated to the memory of the hospital benefactors, Alice and Violet.

Naming Lot Fourteen

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