SkyCity appoints Hansen Yuncken for $248m Adelaide casino expansion

WCN Editorial Team 22 May 2018 OCEANIA BUSINESS

New Zealand-based SkyCity Entertainment Group has appointed Australian construction company Hansen Yuncken as the main contractor to deliver the AUD330m ($248m) Adelaide Casino expansion.

Under the project, a 123-room luxury hotel and spa, new VIP gaming facilities, three new bars and three additional signature restaurants will be added to Adelaide Casino.

Adelaide Casino general manager Luke Walker said: “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 construct 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.”

A significant investment in the revitalisation of the Riverbank Precinct, the Adelaide casino expansion will coincide with the redevelopment for the Adelaide Festival Plaza, under which 16,500m² of public space will be established in the areas surrounding the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Railway Station, Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Old Parliament House and Station Road.

The existing Adelaide Casino building in the historic Railway Station will also be remodelled to match the high standards the new development will set, while protecting its special character.

Construction of the expansion project will begin in June 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020.

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