Work begins on $23m Adelaide Festival Centre Northern Promenade
Construction has begun on a $23 million transformation of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s riverside façade, the Northern Promenade.
The project is a key element of the Festival Centre’s revitalisation. It will create a striking new northern entrance to the Festival Theatre which will open out to embrace Elder Park and the River Torrens.
South Australian company Badge Constructions was appointed to deliver the Northern Promenade project last month after a select tender process.
A major feature will be the upgrade and widening of the east-to-west promenade on the river side of the Adelaide Festival Centre. The promenade will create a seamless connection to King William Road and will be home to a new Hollywood-style “Walk of Fame”.
The works will also deliver an upgrade to the Elder Park Kiosk and toilets and a new landscaped transition area from the Festival Centre to Elder Park on the site of the current amphitheatre.
The area will feature integrated seating and disability access, connecting the Festival Centre with a new interactive children’s arts play area.
The Northern Promenade is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, weather permitting.
The Adelaide Festival Centre will remain open during the redevelopment.
The $23 million works are part of the more than $900 million Festival Plaza precinct upgrade which also includes the upgrade of the Festival Theatre, creation of a new public square, a 27-storey office tower, carpark and retail space, and the proposed SKYCITY Casino expansion.
Altogether the Adelaide Festival Plaza projects are expected to support about 2500 jobs during construction and at least 400 ongoing jobs when complete.
During construction there will be access route changes to ensure public safety. A range of information and assistance is available to help people navigate the area. Maps and information pods are located in key locations throughout the Festival Plaza redevelopment to help people find their way. In addition, you can download the Adelaide Riverbank app; FREE at the Apple app store and at Google Play. This app includes up to date maps showing hoarding lines and pathways during construction, as well as information about events and destinations in the area.