Rundle Mall Plaza in Adelaide’s premier retail shopping precinct, Rundle Mall, is set to undergo a major redevelopment and will bring some major changes to the centre. Construction of the redevelopment will be completed later this year.
Rundle Mall Plaza’s Lower Ground Level will house a brand-new tech hub, followed by a fresh and modern Ground Floor with retail facilities.
“We are embracing technology and a truly unique hub in the Lower Ground of Rundle Mall Plaza,” said Rundle Mall Plaza Property Manager, Evan Brumby.
Technology will not only be embraced in the Lower Ground level but throughout the entire centre as well. Charging cables will be installed throughout the Rundle Mall Plaza, so visitors can put their phone on a table in certain spots, allowing it to be charged cable-free (subject to compatibility). A new fibre optic lighting system will be installed so that the building’s colours can change in tune with various occasions and celebrations, along with an overhauled Building Management System to further boost energy efficiency and comfort levels.
Level One will be a stylish dining precinct and Level Two will be transformed into a precinct entirely dedicated to health and wellbeing services.
The health and wellbeing precinct will become a central spot within Adelaide and Rundle Mall where visitors can come for all of their health and wellbeing needs. This area will provide facilities for medical, allied health, beauty and fitness essentials.
“With an increasing population in the city, convenient access to these services is incredibly important,” commented Brumby.
The redevelopment will also feature a double height glass atrium that will be the centrepiece of a sophisticated art deco styled area, offering sunlight, atmosphere and substantial views over Rundle Mall.
Rundle Mall Plaza was originally constructed in the 1960s as a standalone David Jones Department store, and the original builder of that project, Hansen Yuncken, has been appointed as the Principal Contractor for the new redevelopment works as well. Rundle Mall Plaza owner, The Weinert Group, has also engaged leading architects Hames Sharley to help deliver the contemporary new precinct.