The ballroom has been previous used as a storeroom, cafe and office with numerous services running through the site. The refurbishment involved the creation of a new main bar, cafe, front bar, front and rear dining areas, gaming room, private wine tasting room, commercial kitchen, lift lobby upgrade, and a new comms room. The new bar has capacity to service up to 550 patrons.
As the Guardsman Bar is located beneath the Adelaide Casino, a key consideration throughout the project was minimising disruption on the surrounds. With the Casino running 24/7, SHAPE adhered to strict security protocols and adopted a ‘ghost builder’ approach.
WORKING ALONGSIDE ANOTHER BUILDER
The project was undertaken alongside the new SKYCITY Adelaide Casino expansion which was being completed by Hansen Yuncken. SHAPE worked collaboratively with Hansen Yuncken to share access to the site – including delivery access, fire egress paths and utilising shared services. This relationship guaranteed no impact to the programme for either project.