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    Apartments, gardens and innovation hub planned for old Royal Adelaide Hospital site

    The South Australian Government has announced plans for the redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site by a consortium of companies consisting of Commercial and General, and John Holland.

    One of the largest redevelopments of its type in South Australia, the seven-hectare old Royal Adelaide Hospital site will be transformed into more than 1,000 apartments, a hotel, public spaces, gardens and an innovation hub. Comprising of four quarters, the redevelopment will include the garden quarter on two hectares of land to be transferred to the Adelaide Botanic Garden; the university and innovation quarter; the cultural and tourism quarter; and the living quarter.

    The university and innovation quarter will include an Adelaide Innovation Incubator (part of the University of Adelaide), a Global Centre for Carbon Neutral Cities (University of South Australia) and Creative Digital Industries Innovation Hub (University of South Australia). Carnegie Mellon may also relocate to the McEwin Building, one among five heritage-listed buildings on the site to be retained and integrated into the redevelopment.

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    The redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site will feature 1,000 apartments, a hotel, public spaces, gardens and an innovation hub

    A new 5-star hotel and new public spaces including North Terrace plaza, laneways and a European-style piazza will be the highlights of the cultural and tourism quarter.

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    The redevelopment will double the area of public spaces currently on the site

    The living quarter will comprise of 1080 apartments, 150 student dwellings and 60 supported residential care dwellings.

    An open ideas competition conducted by the Office of Design and Architecture SA in 2013 for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site was won by Slash Projects with Phillips/Pilkington Architects. The SA Government is planning a process of community consultation on the redevelopment.

    Images: Hassell and Oxigen

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