Equinox’s Adelaide Hotel Tower Plan Approved


Equinox Property Group's plans for a 36-level hotel with 347 rooms in Adelaide have been approved by the state commission assessment panel.

The project, designed by Loucas Zahos Architects, will create the city’s fourth tallest building at 75 King William Street in the CBD with frontages on Currie Street and Gilbert Place.

During the past 10 years the City of Adelaide increased building heights in the city with an emphasis on design—this development sits within a “no prescribed height limit zone”.

The tower will be 123.5m tall and will replace a largely vacant seven-storey office building that has the Adelaide Metro information centre and retail on its ground floor.

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Two images: the hotel tower planned for King William Street in Adelaide and the building it will replace.
▲The hotel planned for King William Street in Adelaide and the building it will replace. Image: Lucas Zahos Architects

The plans for the 650sq m site include restaurants, function rooms, recreation deck with a gymnasium, pool and bar as well as one level of basement parking and a crown.

A previous development application was approved for the site in 2018 for a similar building with 39-storeys and three levels of car parking.

The overall design intent has undergone further refinement from that proposal, providing all hotel rooms rather than hotel rooms and serviced apartments, according to the application.

“In conjunction with the new hotel operator Wyndham Grand, this proposal provides a high -quality sculptured building with a sculpted building corner extending from ground level to the pool deck and speciality restaurant on level 32,” the application stated.

“The building and hotel rooms are enclosed with a double-glazed façade encased with coloured blinds. This creates a strong vertical and horizontal mosaic patterned grid.”

Property records indicate the Sydney-based developer purchased a 100 per cent freehold interest in the site in mid-2017 for $8.4 million.

The Equinox hotel will be less than 100m from Charter Hall’s recently approved application for a hefty 15-storey office and retail building at 60 King William Street, Adelaide.

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