SKYCITY Entertainment Group has today announced the appointment of Hansen Yuncken Pty Limited as the main contractor to deliver the A$330 million Adelaide Casino expansion, with construction to begin in next month.
The highly-anticipated project will transform Adelaide Casino into a world-class integrated entertainment precinct, adding a 123 room luxury hotel and spa, new VIP gaming facilities, three new bars and three additional signature restaurants.
Adelaide Casino General Manager Luke Walker says he is looking forward to working with Hansen Yuncken to create a world-class destination for domestic, interstate and international visitors to South Australia.
“The expansion of Adelaide Casino will create a significant drawcard for South Australia, helping to boost tourism and economic development across the state, and we are thrilled to be working with Hansen Yuncken, a company that shares our commitment to South Australian jobs and development.”
“The South Australian tourism industry has so much to offer interstate and international visitors, and the introduction of this new facility, complete with luxury hotel accommodation, outstanding food and beverage offerings and world class entertainment spaces will help to attract high-end visitors to the exciting Riverbank Precinct and to the state.”
Hansen Yuncken will be responsible for the construction of Adelaide’s most prestigious development along Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct. State Manager, Mark Rosenboom says that Hansen Yuncken has assembled an experienced and highly-qualified local project team to work alongside the SKYCITY team.
“Hansen Yuncken is very pleased to be given the opportunity to partner with SKYCITY on this iconic Adelaide development. This significant project will continue our long-term relationship with Adelaide Casino having undertaken the first Casino Development in 1985 including a number of subsequent upgrades over the past 30 years,” says Mr Rosenboom.
The Adelaide casino expansion is a significant investment in the future of Adelaide and the revitalisation of the Riverbank Precinct. It will also coincide with the significant redevelopment for the Adelaide Festival Plaza which will see 16,500m2 of public space established in the areas surrounding the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Railway Station, Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Old Parliament House and Station Road.
SKYCITY has also allocated funds within the budget to remodel the existing Adelaide Casino building in the historic Railway Station to match the high standards the new development will set, while protecting its special character which will remain intact.
Main construction of the expansion project will begin in June 2018, with expected completion in 2020.