FINAL TOUCHES FOR ADELAIDE
ADELAIDE will this week celebrate the opening of the $397 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The launch brings an end to several years of construction that will see the brand new East Building expand the centre’s footprint to 20,000m2 of multipurpose space.
An opening event will be held on Wed evening to officially showcase the building and will be attended by politicians, industry leaders and guests.
Adelaide Convention Centre chief executive Alec Gilbert said the centre was thrilled to finally debut the new look.
“It’s certainly an exciting time for our team and we can’t think of a better way to launch our newly expanded facility than with the International Astronautical Congress next month - the largest event of its kind ever hosted in Adelaide.”
Gilbert said the new facility has also resulted in a new breed of convention centre in terms of innovation and flexibility.
The 3,000m2 Plenary Hall in the new building can be configured into 15 different layouts or provide tiered seating for 3,500 people.
There will also be the world’s largest rotating seating drums in the centre, which are capable of seating 320 people each.
Located at the back of the hall, they transform to create two individual theatrettes.
The redevelopment is part of a rejuvenated Riverbank Precinct that has 10 planned hotels in the area, including a Sofitel and an Aloft property.
Adelaide Casino will also undergo a $330 million revamp (BEN 27 Jul) to include a new luxury hotel, VIP gaming facilities and function spaces, that can cater for up to 750 people for banquets and events.