• Location

    North Terrace, Adelaide

  • Completed

    January 2015

  • Architect

    The Buchan Group

  • Area


  • Type

    Construction, Refurbishment

  • Duration

    6 weeks

  • Project Manager

    Jinton Pty Ltd

Demolition allows for an array of new features

Delivered as part of the stage two redevelopment of Adelaide Casino, this interior construction and refurbishment project called for a complete demolition of the existing bar and the construction of a new mezzanine floor. Within the project scope was also feature stairs, the installation of a new commercial kitchen, patisserie, coffee shop, and additional entry points - including a new casino entry lobby and portal off North Terrace.

The six-week construction programme was provided several challenges stemming from the 24-hour live environment and the heritage-listed base building. Coordinated work streams in high traffic areas were achieved even during major sporting and cultural events at Adelaide Oval and along the Riverbank precinct.

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Early Contractor Engagement

Adelaide Casino's Madame Hanoi restaurant is a fine example of Schiavello's Early Contractor Engagement (ECE) at its best. ECE, also known as ECI, ensured the client's budgets were met and lead times achieved. Our highly experienced SA construction team offered value managed solutions and were able to provide input on the design, detailing, and constructability of project elements.

Transforming a heritage building into a French/Vietnamese restaurant

Influenced by the French/Vietnamese inspired menu of renowned chef Nick Watt, the Buchan Group's design connects the space to both the menu and Adelaide's emerging laneway culture. A substantial mural by artist Emma Heck features in the vaulted heritage space, complementing the French Colonial inspired interior design.

Internally, dark timber walls and flooring were employed to evoke traditional Vietnamese guesthouses, while ornate wrought iron balustrades and screens feature throughout.

Heritage listed 'ticketing booths' were restored as a design feature while externally, French/Hanoi cafe-style windows were installed between existing granite columns.

The restaurant was completed on time for its January opening.

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