Earlier this week the SACA Board gave its final approval for the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority to progress with its Adelaide Oval Hotel project.
This has led to today’s announcement by AOSMA that work on the hotel will start immediately, with South Australian company Built Environs the successful tenderer.
SACA President Andrew Sinclair said:
“Since plans for the hotel were revealed in November, the SACA Board and Executive have continued to do our due diligence for the project and have worked through our queries with AOSMA.
“For a project of this magnitude, it was important that the SACA Board had all the necessary information to make an informed decision.
“We strongly believe the Adelaide Oval Hotel will be a great addition to the oval’s facilities and create positive returns to cricket.”
The build program will be completed in mid-2020 with the 138-room hotel opening in September 2020 in time for the ICC T20 men’s World Cup.
Pre-fabrication work will begin immediately off-site with major on-site construction activity starting in August.
The design is being overseen by COX Architecture and project managed by Mott MacDonald, the same team responsible for the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval.
The hotel will be built on two elevated pods that follow the external curves of the eastern façade of the stadium and will not encroach on the plaza.
The works will not impact on the oval’s existing access points including the plaza and atrium entry.