Built Environs Awarded Adelaide Oval Hotel Project

June 2019

Built Environs are pleased to announce the award of a design and construction contract for the Adelaide Oval Hotel by the Adelaide Oval.

The hotel will be built on two elevated pods that follow the external curves of the eastern façade of the stadium and therefore will not encroach on the parklands or the plaza. None of the stadium’s existing access/egress, including the plaza and atrium entry, are affected by the development and neither is the seating bowl.

Built Environs’ Managing Director Daryl Young, said the award reflects the company’s reputation as leading commercial building contractor.

“As a proud South Australian company of 32 years, we are delighted to have been selected for the design and construction of the Adelaide Oval Hotel,” he said.

“This is an iconic project for our South Australian headquarters to be involved in and with our international footprint we are confident in our ability to deliver what is not only a first for Adelaide but for Australia.”

Mr Young said the team have enjoyed the collaborative and professional approach shown by the client and the consultants at Mott MacDonald and COX Architecture.

“In partnership with Adelaide Oval, we are looking forward to delivering in a high-quality project safely.”

Key points of the build program include:

  • Pre-fabrication work will commence immediately off-site with initial on-site construction activity beginning in August ahead of major construction works starting at the conclusion of the AFL home and away season;
  • The project will fully comply with the South Australian Industry Participation Policy, which includes requirements for hiring of South Australian workers as well as use of locally produced steel;
  • Construction will involve approximately 450 workers on and off-site – with the hotel creating 120 ongoing FTE roles on completion; and
  • The build program will complete in mid-2020 before opening in September 2020 in time for the ICC T20 World Cup..

Adelaide Oval SMA Chair Kevin Scarce said this development was an important milestone in making Adelaide Oval the first stadium in Australia to feature an integrated hotel.

“Built Environs has an excellent record of delivering quality projects in South Australia and we anticipate the same result for the Adelaide Oval Hotel.

We look forward to working with Built Environs to bring this exciting vision to life.”

Minimising the impact of construction on gameday patrons at the East Gate will remain a priority throughout the build. Work will commence on the 138-room boutique hotel immediately with completion scheduled in mid-2020.