Walker Corporation has a bold plan to awake a sleeping giant with its new Festival Tower and surrounding Plaza to become the most iconic place in Adelaide.
Walker Corporation Executive Chairman Lang Walker AO said this grand urban transformation will create a world class public square with all the infrastructure and transport connections.
“Festival Plaza will be activated like never before into a buzzing mixed-use precinct with beautiful restaurants and shops surrounded by open space for the SA Government to bid for big events like professional tennis tournaments, wine expos, cycling events, concerts, markets, firework spectaculars and even a place to start and finish a V8 or Formula one street race.”
“From the moment I laid eyes on that tired, forgotten Plaza I knew we were going to create something incredible and that vision is becoming reality,” Mr Walker said.
“Our original vision we presented to the Government in 2013 has always been for Festival Plaza to rival some of the greatest square’s in the world like Spain’s Plaça de Catalunya or Italy’s Piazza del Campo.”
“Now we have finally been given the green light our team is bringing a renaissance to the Riverbank; this is the revival of Adelaide’s central meeting spot where you can also watch a musical direct from Broadway at the Playhouse or see the latest art installation at the Festival Centre.”
“Great places need people to be properly activated and our Festival Tower will be the first catalyst to bring that population into this new beating heart of the city. Our vibrant Festival Plaza will see people travel from all over South Australia to make it the place to be every day of the week.
“After a busy day you will walk straight out of Festival Tower and grab a bite to eat, watch the footy across the Torrens and finish with a drink or an ice cream by the Riverbank.
Australia’s most liveable city will boast the most liveable Plaza and we welcome Flinders University as a tenant of this urban transformation project.
Workers, students and visitors will feed off that energy when they become part of Festival Tower, a building that will bring unrivalled quality to Adelaide’s commercial office space market with direct connectivity to trains, trams and buses.
More than 4000 workers will call Festival Tower home from 2023 while over a thousand construction jobs will be created during the building of the 29-level tower, delivering a big employment boost to the state’s economy.
The world-class, environmentally sustainable development located in the heart of Adelaide’s new city centre, seamlessly connects with SkyCity Casino, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval, Parliament House, Adelaide Railway Station and two tram stops. It will also feature a premium retail and entertainment precinct.