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I couldn't find a thread for this even though it's been around for about 5 years. Finnally construction is to start in September. Funny how we have had construction announcments for 2 hotels in 1 day.


Adelaide CBD to get Mayfair Hotel, sporting 170 luxury suites, bar and restaurant

by: Giuseppe Tauriello

From: The Advertiser

July 26, 2012 12:00AM



An artist's impression of the redesigned Colonial Mutual Life building on King William Street, Adelaide. Source: The Advertiser

THE transformation of the heritage-listed Colonial Mutual Life building into a boutique hotel will soon kick off, with a builder selected and a name chosen.

The Mayfair Hotel will accommodate 170 luxury suites following a $35 million redevelopment to be led by Watpac Construction.

The 1930s building, on the corner of King William and Hindley streets, will also feature a bar and restaurant, high-end retail and an executive lounge with connected outdoor terrace on the upper floor.

Watpac state manager Tim Tape said the contract was significant for the company as it continued its South Australian expansion following work on the $75 million Adelaide Airport car park and upgrade project.

"We're delighted to be selected as the preferred head contractor to deliver such a fabulous project and to help contribute to Adelaide's inner-city precinct," he said.

"A hotel of this calibre is just what this part of the CBD needs - its location is superb for enjoying what Adelaide has to offer right in the heart of the city."

The 15-storey building was last renovated in the 1980s but its interior offices were gutted three years ago, leaving a bare shell of floors, slabs and columns.

The new hotel, designed by JPE Design Studio and Bates Smart, will feature a lightweight steel and glass "jewel box" on its southern side as a visual centrepiece.

Owner and operator of the hotel, Adabco Properties, runs the Adabco Boutique Hotel on Wakefield St, and has previously undertaken office developments in Adelaide including the $65 million Wave and Edge developments on King William St.

Work on its latest project will commence in September, employ around 100 tradespeople at its peak, and be completed by the end of next year.

"We selected Watpac for this redevelopment because they're an experienced contractor with a track-record for building quality developments, and they clearly have the right people and attitude to deliver this important project for us," the developer said.
 

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This has well and truly started. The ugly 80s extension has been gutted, and work is progressing inside.

Meanwhile another abandon historic gem, the old Westpac building looks to be showing some positive signs. Workman have been spotted and signage for a contractor has been put up. Back in 2007 there were plans to convert the office building into a hotel... those plans were later killed off.
 

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they haven't done all that much over past couple of months which is a worry. Hopefully they have been focusing on the interior and all will be good
The bulk of work would be spent on the interior. It needed some serious work.

Can't wait for this to be completed
 
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