MasterPlan together with The Buchan Group was selected as part of the SkyCity Adelaide Casino team to undertake major upgrades of the existing casino in the historic Adelaide Railway Station building and create a new entertainment and hotel facility on land allocated by the State Government immediately north of the Railway Station building.
Given the historic and public context within which these entertainment facilities were being created a comprehensive team of experts was employed to investigate all aspects of development.
The complex forms a critical element in the redevelopment of the Festival Plaza and creates a significant feature in the redevelopment and enhancement of the Riverbank Precinct. The new entertainment facility had to respect the varied heritage characteristics of the Railway Station Building, Festival Centre and the Festival Plaza whilst sitting comfortably as a modern, vibrant and inspirational city form. Its location is a crossroads of activity following the outstanding success of the Adelaide Oval and the footbridge. This has demanded a very thoughtful approach to managing pedestrian movement at changing levels to ensure a memorable and positive experience.
The Governments redevelopment of the Festival Plaza and related areas is a great catalyst to Adelaide’s social and built form scene and deserves great successes.
MasterPlan is proud to have been a participant in the SkyCity team and responsible for strategic inputs and the Planning Approvals processes.
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