The Centre expansion will re-affirm our facility as one of the world’s premier conference centres, ensuring we remain competitive in a very demanding market and boosting the economic and tourism contribution to the State of South Australia.
The redevelopment program will be delivered in two stages.
The first stage is now complete and was opened to the public in March 2015. The new building has expanded westwards over the railway lines to link with Morphett Street Bridge.
Stage Two of the redevelopment will replace the original Plenary Building (home of the first Convention Centre in Australia in 1987) with a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility with plenary capacity of up to 3,500 seats, and is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The striking design is inspired by the South Australian landscape and was put forward by Adelaide-based international architectural firm Woods Bagot in association with London-based international architect and Vx3 founder Larry Oltmanns.
The Riverbank Precinct is rapidly evolving to create a new hub for Adelaide which incorporates new research, health and medical centres, educational institutions, sport, entertainment, convention and event facilities.