THE South Australian Government has shortlisted three consortia to design and develop a new courts precinct in the city, with Activate 40, CBUS and Investec invited to submit proposals for the precinct, which is located on the corner of Gouger Street and King William Road.
In a statement last week, Attorney General John Rau said there is enormous potential in developing the site into the state's most modern piece of courts infrastructure, adding that once completed, the facility will utilise the best in modern technology, including ICT systems.
"There has been strong interest from the private sector in developing this site, reflected by the quality of proponents that have now been shortlisted. These consortia will now have the opportunity to put their unique precinct development ideas forward for consideration as part of the next phase of the tender process," Mr Rau said.
At the conclusion of the next phase, it is expected that one or two of the shortlisted proponents will be invited to work collaboratively with the government to finalise the design, obtain construction and planning approvals and complete contract and financing arrangements.
The three shortlisted consortia are:
- Activate 40 – Capella Capital (Commercial Developer and Financier), Lend Lease Building Contractors (Contractor), Mott MacDonald Australia (Stakeholder, Design and Project Management) and Aurecon (Civil, Structural, Security and Services Engineering);
- CBUS – CBUS Property (Commercial Developer and Financier), Probuild Constructions (Contractor), Architectus + GHD (Architect) and Architectus + GHD + Oxigen (Urban Designer); and
- Investec - Investec Bank (Commercial Developer and Financier) and Built Environs (Contractor).
The shortlisting of proponents follows the initial call for Expressions of Interest from the private sector in September this year and a 'market sounding exercise' undertaken in 2012 to explore commercial opportunities associated with the redevelopment of city's CBD court facilities.