View the future at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site
The old Royal Adelaide Hospital site Open Day on Wednesday 11 July 2018 will provide the South Australian community as well as business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-ups with the opportunity to view and experience the first stages of Adelaide’s creation and innovation neighbourhood.
John Hanlon Chief Executive of Renewal SA, said the Open Day is a unique opportunity for the community to experience and better understand the exciting future for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
“Our future generations will have the opportunity to be part of a neighbourhood that supports them to launch new ventures that leverage the deep technologies of the twenty-first century,” Mr Hanlon said.
“These include sectors like artificial intelligence, cyber security, smart sensor networks, robotics, big data, defence and space technologies, media and creative industries.”
For the first time in Australia the new neighbourhood will bring together start-ups, mentors, corporations, researchers, investors and creatives, along with other members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to share spaces, experiences and talent to launch across global industries across seven hectares.
With a clear vision for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site it is now time to focus on the future, by calling this neighbourhood by its new name referencing its location – Lot Fourteen.
“Yes, we have a new name for our ‘creation and innovation neighbourhood’ – it is Lot Fourteen – linked to Colonel Light’s grid vision for the City of Adelaide and the surveyor general allocating Allotment 14 as the majority of the site fronting the cultural boulevard on North Terrace,” Mr Hanlon said.
“It is located on one of the world’s best main streets, so the focus on the address was important.”
On the Open Day, free ticketed demolition tours to the Observation Deck viewing platform will include information regarding the history and heritage of the site along with details about the demolition, engagement and processes that have shaped the redevelopment vision.
Visitors can experience the demolition live in action or choose to use the virtual window to watch the buildings on the east of the site come down. Attendees can also interact with experts and the archaeologist to learn the history of the former hospital.
With local pop-up bars and food offerings, complimented by onsite tenants KIK Coffee, there’s plenty of choice to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger.
Adelaide’s new creation and innovation neighbourhood is all about nurturing talent and driving jobs for our children in some of the world’s fastest growing industries, and this will be showcased at the Open Day.
“This is also a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the on-site demolition works, paving the way for more than 70 per cent of the site to be opened to the public for the first time,” Mr Hanlon said.
In line with Entrepreneurs Week, you’re invited to three, free Future Thinkers panel sessions where we’ll delve into the way we do business in the digital age, the technologies that will lead us and the next generation of talent that will drive us. There will be robotics workshops and augmented reality play, the Australian Institute of Machine Learning’s Robo Arm will be on show, plus 3D printing demonstrations by KIK Innovation, and virtual reality experiences by Jumpgate VR & Ignite VR.
Open Day will be on Wednesday 11 July, 8.00 am–5.00 pm, at Lot Fourteen (the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site), North Terrace, Adelaide.