Preferred contracter chosen for Stage One demolition of old Royal Adelaide Hospital
The decision paves the way for more than two hectares of the existing hospital site to be reclaimed for the Adelaide Botanic Garden – part of more than 70% of the site to be opened up to the public.
The East, Hone and Cobalt Wings will be the first of the buildings to go, and will form part of the two hectares of hospital land to be transferred to the adjacent Adelaide Botanic Garden.
The demolition works on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site are expected to be the biggest the State has ever seen, creating significant demand for the industry for up to two years.
The Stage One demolition is expected to support 95 local jobs with works expected to begin in December.
The combined cost of demolition and remediation for the entire project is estimated to be in excess of $150 million and will be completed over a series of staged public tenders.
The State Government is also finalising details for a range of activities, events and other opportunities to continue drawing people to the site and the wider East End precinct during the redevelopment.