Making way for new builds and open spaces
17 July 2020
The rapid development of Lot Fourteen is continuing, with more obsolete former hospital buildings demolished as part of the site’s transformation into a world class innovation and ideas precinct.
These buildings are making way for exciting new developments at Lot Fourteen, including the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC), the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre and the International Centre for Food, Hospital and Tourism Studies, all funded by the Australian and South Australian governments through the Adelaide City Deal.
The demolition program is also unlocking new spaces for extensive landscaping and new open spaces for tenants and visitors alike to enjoy. For example, much of the eastern footprint of the North Wing building will be part of a new park to link with the neighbouring Adelaide Botanic Garden.
As our video (above) shows, demolition is almost complete of the Emergency, Outpatient and Theatre Block, behind the heritage buildings fronting North Terrace, making way for the landmark, multi-storey Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre.
Remaining work in this central zone is now focused on associated basements and backfilling. The principal contractor is South Australian-based firm, McMahon Services. The company has started on internal strip-out of the next major buildings to be demolished, the North and Residential Wings, with mechanical demolition scheduled to start in early 2021.