Tenders called for demolition of old Royal Adelaide Hospital site
The first stage of opening up the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site to the public is underway with tenders called for the first demolition works.
Stage 1 will include the demolition of the East Wing building adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Garden, integrating more than half a hectare to open space.
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 four years and supporting local jobs.
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 buildings predominantly contain a mix of metals, concrete and masonry, which must be separated, processed and removed from site.
All waste will be processed appropriately, and either taken off site or recycled and reused.
The demolition is expected to begin later this year, after the transition of patients, staff and existing services to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in the West End.