Adelaide's West End skyline takes on a distinctively different look with the installation of 8 massive tower cranes on North terrace near the corner of West terrace. The cranes are there as part of 3 major developments happening concurrently.
Cranes tower over North terrace near the Convention Centre.
The developments are the $1.7 Billion New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) on Port rd which will be SA's new state of the art flagship hospital to replace the existing RAH. Adjacent on north terrace the $200M SAHMRI (SA Health and Medical research Institute) building is well underway and will be a world class medical research facility. Alongside, the $394M Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment is being built in two stages; two new iconic buildings to enhance the existing one and an extension to the Morphett st bridge.
The Newmarket hotel at the corner of North and West terrace is dwarfed by the cranes.
The three projects will transform this section of North terrace and the riverbank. All up a staggering $2.3 Billion worth of construction make this the most expensive urban development in the State's history. Other major projects currently underway are the Victoria Square redevelopment at a cost of $100M, and the $450M Adelaide Oval redevelopment nearby. Have you noticed any other developments that are interesting? Let me know in the comments box.
The South Road overpass is very impressive. We saw it at the South Road/Grand Junction Road intersection and it was still under construction. I'm not sure how far along in its construction it was certainly an amazing sight.