Adelaide Festival Square redevelopment update

The completion of perimeter retention piles marks an important milestone in the Adelaide Festival Square redevelopment project. 

It means that excavation is now underway in earnest on the 15-metre-deep void for the five-level, 1600 space basement car park. This work will continue for several months with the earthworks program expected to be completed in September, subject to approvals. 

A Request for Tender process is imminent, with the builder for the car park to be announced later this year.

“We’re very pleased with how work is progressing,” said Walker Corporation Design Manager Sascha Frost.

“We’re looking forward to appointing a builder for the car park and commencing the next phase of this exciting project.”

As work on the Festival Square redevelopment scales up, Walker Corporation has added to its South Australian team with Ian Tan coming on as Senior Project Manager.

“Ian has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, working throughout the Asia Pacific region and here in Australia,” Sascha said. 

“He has particular experience with delivering large and complex projects so we’re very pleased to have him join our team as we work towards delivering a fantastic outcome at Festival Square.”

Festival Square is a key part of Walker’s $3b development portfolio in South Australia.

Modelled on international city squares such as Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona and Leicester Square in London, the development will create 10,000m2 of public space. 

It will create a vibrant entertainment precinct linking the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Adelaide Convention Centre, the railway station and SkyCity Casino, while also becoming a gathering and meeting place for crowds going to and from events at Adelaide Oval. 

40,000m2 of premium office space will be built adjacent to old Parliament house as well as a large-scale retail and commercial precinct featuring cafes, restaurants and retail outlets. 

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About Walker Corporation (SA)
Walker Corporation has more than $3 billion in projects underway in South Australia including the $500 million rejuvenation of Festival Square, Vicinity – Adelaide's largest master planned industrial estate industrial park at Direk – and the $2b Riverlea development at Buckland Park that will create a community of 12,000 homes for more than 30,000 people by 2040.