The Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building, the second stage in the Centre’s $397 million expansion, is progressing rapidly with the main building structure now nearing completion.

The structural steel is now all nearly in place, with the work on the roofing progressing from north to south across the building.

Visitors to Adelaide’s Riverbank precinct can now get a sense of how the Centre’s three buildings combine to create a striking presence overlooking the River Torrens.

Completion of the glazing on the northern side of the East Building has opened up new sweeping views of the Riverbank Precinct including postcard vistas of the Adelaide Oval, Festival Theatre and Riverbank Bridge.

In recent weeks, the building cladding has been installed to provide the waterproofing and insulation.

Work will start next week on the building’s golden veneer cladding.

Over the coming months, work will shift onto the building’s interior with completion of the new East Building scheduled for the second half of next year.

The new East Building will provide a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility with plenary capacity of up to 3,500 seats.