Adelaide Courts Precinct Urban Renewal

Proposed new Higher Courts, Attorney Generals Department and other courts facilities, along with open public precinct. The proposed project involved the redevelopment of the existing Supreme Court complex by removing existing buildings and retaining certain heritage listed buildings located on the central CBD site.

Our involvement

Aquenta was engaged in a Government advisory role, setting benchmarks and providing cost and procurement advice to the Government steering committee. The project was procured through a privately financed model where 3no shortlisted consortia were invited to submit proposals including capital development works, lease arrangements, maintenance and facilities management services. During the development of the briefing documentation we provided a review of the specified functional area requirements against allowances included in the project business case. Following submission of the 3no proposals we attended regular working party reviews and prepared reports analysing functional floor areas, construction costs, contingency allowances, design and documentation costs, lifecycle cost allowances, maintenance cost allowances.

Services

Cost management services.

The outcome

The government ultimately decided not to proceed. Indicative cost savings were identified that would have required further investigation had the project moved forward into the design development phase of the project.

The financing costs were greater than anticipated and ultimately Government SA decided not to proceed to the next phase.