Major milestone opens our neighbourhood
15 June 2020
The unique Sheridan building on North Terrace has been restored to reflect its former glory – and role – and will soon become a welcoming kiosk and small bar set amid the landscaped surrounds of Lot Fourteen’s North Terrace frontage.
Work has also been completed on the landscaping surrounding the Sheridan Kiosk and other gracious buildings in our heritage precinct, creating appealing outdoor areas for the Lot Fourteen community and visitors and marking a major achievement in the neighbourhood’s ongoing development.
The octagonal Sheridan building, built in 1925, is now crowned by a glowing copper dome and is set to resume its original role as a kiosk.
Experienced hospitality operators are being sought for the Sheridan through an EOI to serve the Lot Fourteen community and visitors with healthy food and drinks by day and boutique beverages by night.
The building can be opened via four pairs of steel-framed French doors to embrace alfresco dining and Adelaide’s sunshine.
Its refurbishment allows 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 State Project Lead Diane Dixon said the state government had received very strong interest in the Sheridan from well-credentialled applicants.
“The applications reflect South Australia’s rich food and hospitality culture and we are looking forward to the Sheridan once again serving as a welcoming beacon and meeting point for one and all,” she said.
“Lot Fourteen is being developed as a global hi-tech business location that will attract and retain talented people, as well as create high value career pathways for young South Australian’s.
“We already have 34 businesses and organisations on site, ranging from internationally recognised names such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to local success stories such as space industry pioneers Inovor Technologies and Myriota. The startup community at Lot Fourteen has 40 startups in Stone & Chalk and there are 652 business leaders and employees across Lot Fourteen and we are on track for this to reach 1000 by the end of this year,” Ms Dixon said.
“The neighbourhood will also attract many thousands of visitors, drawn by the Australian Space Discovery Centre, the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre and industry events and public activations programmed year-round at Lot Fourteen,” she said.
The landscaping adjacent to North Terrace is elegant and seamless, with high-end stone and marble finishes, designed to complement the neo-classical style of the five heritage buildings in a row.
These house the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning; the Stone & Chalk startup hub, powered by FIXE; the Australian Space Agency, the MIT bigdata Living Lab, the SmartSat CRC and more to come.
Work has begun on other landscaping projects at Lot Fourteen, including the broadened North Terrace footpath, and on the refurbishment of the Bice Building at the eastern end of the row of heritage buildings.
The Expression of Interest for the Sheridan Kiosk is being managed by Colliers and closes on Friday 3 July 2020 at 2pm.