Summer 2014

Adelaide now running hot

Monday 20 January 2014 @ 13:59

Anyone who hasn’t been to Adelaide for a year will see a massive difference to the state capital. Capital works projects are near completion and have changed the skyline.

Right in the heart of town, two projects sum up the building activity. The iconic Adelaide Oval has received a $575 million redevelopment to deliver a world class sporting stadium. Total seating has been increased to 50,000 with a new southern stand (14,000) and eastern stand (19,000) complementing recently upgraded structures. The heritage scoreboard and grassed northern mound remain.

Nearby construction on an extraordinary new building, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) has concluded, following a two-year build. The first stage of the largest health and bio-medical precinct in the Southern Hemisphere was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

The visually striking SAHMRI building has been built as part of a new $3 billion-plus health and biomedical precinct on Adelaide’s North Terrace.

Over the next five years, it will be joined by the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, a proposed second SAHMRI research building and two multi-storey medical research and training facilities to create the largest health and biomedical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.

The $842 million South Road Superway project is the biggest single investment in a South Australian road project, and the state's most complex engineering road construction project to date. The South Road Superway is stage two of the north-south transport corridor upgrade and will deliver a 4.8 kilometre nonstop corridor, comprising of a 2.8 kilometre elevated roadway, from the Port River Expressway to Regency Road.

Genie customer, Access Hire SA, has been an active contractor supplying Genie® aerial work platform equipment to all the major infrastructure projects in Adelaide.