The regeneration of Port Adelaide is well underway, as works get underway on the $25 million Quest Apartments building project at Fishermen’s Wharf.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, who was present for the turning of the first dirt, believes the Quest Apartments complex will be a great addition to the area, taking the Port Adelaide region optimistically into the future. “The Port is gaining momentum and this project is a significant step towards the area’s transformation into a more vibrant precinct for locals and visitors,” said the Premier.
Due for completion in September 2016, the Nelson Street complex will feature 103 luxury serviced apartments set out across five floors and will include gym facilities and on-site parking.
Project developer, Hans Ehmann, was more than pleased to have reached this starting point in construction of the site. There were some hiccups along the way with planning permissions. Plans were originally submitted back in 2013 and were rejected a number of times due to the building’s original designs and layout not fitting in with Port Adelaide’s historical theme.
“The Port of Adelaide is the last remaining central location that remains untouched,” said Mr Ehmann. “This waterfront development presents an opportunity to transform the area from a historic, industrial shell to a contemporary, multipurpose urban arena with a strong local economy.”
Redevelopment of Port Adelaide is looking bright with developments such as Quest Apartments beginning to take shape. People can expect to see the region continue to take shape as it transforms into a upmarket urban area of our city of Adelaide.