Adelaide Central Market Arcade Redevelopment Design Art
Adelaide Central Market Arcade Redevelopment Design Art. Source: Woods Bagot
  • $400 million redevelopment of Adelaide's Central Market Arcade
  • Project designed by Woods Bagot
  • Commences in second half of 2020

As reported in ‘Architecture’, South Australia’s State Commission Assessment Panel has given approval for the $400 million redevelopment of Adelaide’s Central Market Arcade.

The project was designed by Adelaide studio Woods Bagot who revealed their redevelopment scheme in 2019.

As modern redevelopment aims to help elevate the city’s profile, the arcade will receive over 8,000 square metres of space which will include retail, a central public hall, rooftop gardens, education spaces, and offices.

The redevelopment will also provide 260 new parking spaces in connection to the Adelaide markets.

“As part of a broader vision to attract the best and brightest people, the city intends to transform the market precinct into one of Australia’s most recognized lifestyle destinations,” said Associate Principal of Woods Bagot, Alex Hall.

Wood Bagot aims to ensure the arcade will seamlessly integrate with the existing market. They will reinstate the arches that were partially demolished in the 1960s, supported by publicly accessible spaces on the ground floor and podium roof terraces. Biodiverse roof terraces are planned as a green hub for lifestyle and hospitality experiences.

Adelaide central market arcade arches design
Adelaide central market arches redevelopment design. Source: From Woods Bagot

“This is a design exploration of the market’s heritage beyond just a facade treatment and makes its brick arches – which have always been emblematic of the market – part of the whole experience,” Hall said.

ICD Property managing director Matthew Khoo said the redevelopment will help boost Adelaide’s economy and tourism by making what is already a world-class market precinct even better.

“The Adelaide Central Market Arcade has been a prominent community space for 150 years. What we intend to do is enhance the existing structure by restoring and protecting heritage items and building complementary new assets that will become new amenities for the community to enjoy.”

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