Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre was Australia’s first purpose built convention centre. The redevelopment includes construction of an additional 4,300 m2 of multipurpose convention floor space, a replacement plenary building with capacity for up to 3,500 seat or 3,000 m2 of floor space, and a new urban boulevard.

Our involvement

Aquenta was engaged to prepare measured quantities and a cost plan for Lend Lease for the proposed Stage 2 works which include replacing the plenary building. The value of work in this stage is in the order of AUD 56M.


Measurement and cost planning.

The outcome

Initially engaged to assist in the preparation of quantities for a guaranteed maximum price submission for the Stage 2 works, our role developed into the preparation of an independent cost plan for key construction trades. Information prepared by Aquenta was used in the negotiations between Lendlease and Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure to determine the most appropriate procurement method for delivering the Stage 2 works. Agreement was successfully reached and work is now proceeding under a Managing Contractor arrangement.

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