An exciting opportunity is now open to operate a combined kiosk and small bar as part of the Lot Fourteen neighbourhood in a unique building fronting Adelaide’s prestigious North Terrace.
Suitably experienced hospitality operators are being sought via an Expression of Interest to operate the octagonal Sheridan Kiosk. The building is part of the heritage listed precinct within the Lot Fourteen ideas and innovation neighbourhood, on the site of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital.
With invaluable street-frontage and spaces for indoor and alfresco seating, the Sheridan Kiosk will offer healthy convenience food and drinks during the day and operate as a licensed small bar and after-hours event space, with the option to provide event catering across Lot Fourteen.
State Project Lead Diane Dixon said the Sheridan Kiosk EOI was a once in a lifetime opportunity for an experienced and creative operator to provide a hospitality experience to complement Lot Fourteen’s entrepreneurial and innovative character.
“The kiosk will embody Lot Fourteen’s approach as a welcoming neighbourhood that is open to everyone,” she said.
“Lot Fourteen encompasses deep tech businesses, research and international education as well as culture, wellbeing and entertainment and will offer a range of entry points for South Australians and visitors from all walks of life.”
“The neighbourhood is open for business and bringing the Sheridan back to life as a kiosk and bar for the Adelaide community will complement the completion in mid-2020 of landscaping and public spaces on its North Terrace frontage.
“We now have more than 750 employees working for 68 businesses, including startups, at Lot Fourteen and we are on track to reach 1000 by late 2020, by building on SA’s strengths in defence, space, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and creative industries. There are also hundreds of contractors and tradespeople working on site as we develop Lot Fourteen as a global business location,” Ms Dixon said.
“Not only do we have a growing number of employees and business leaders, Lot Fourteen will also attract increasing numbers of visitors with the opening of the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Mission Control in early 2021. The multi-storey Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre, the nationally significant Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre and the International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies will be part of the next phase of development starting from 2021.
“Lot Fourteen is being developed to create better pedestrian connections with our close neighbour, the East End, Adelaide’s premier entertainment and retail precinct and the focus of our world-famous Fringe festival.”
The Sheridan Kiosk was built in 1925, based on a flexible rotunda design. It was run by the Adelaide Hospital Auxiliary, which raised funds for hospital linen and for establishing a women’s hospital in Adelaide.
Refurbishment works on the kiosk will be finished mid-year, allowing scope for the appointed operator to install a bespoke fit-out, ready to open for business from October. An indicative fit-out concept shows it could have indoor seating for up to 50 people with space for alfresco seating on three sides of the building.
Lot Fourteen is the first registered WELL Communities Pilot Project in Australia and has a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating. Ms Dixon said the successful operator would need to align with these commitments to health and wellbeing and environmental sustainability.
The Expression of Interest for the Sheridan Kiosk is being managed by Colliers and closes on Friday 3 July 2020 at 2pm.