[COM] Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

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[COM] Re: #U/C: 41-55 K W St (Colonial Mutual Building) - Hotel

#46 Post by skyliner » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:31 pm

Lit up it would make a top impression of that corner. 'Northern lights' ideas come to mind!

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[COM] Re: #U/C: 41-55 K W St (Colonial Mutual Building) - Hotel

#47 Post by monotonehell » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:09 pm

skyliner wrote:Lit up it would make a top impression of that corner. 'Northern lights' ideas come to mind!

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#48 Post by omada » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:56 pm

Does anyone know what is happening with this one? Any activity on site?

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#49 Post by Will » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:28 pm

omada wrote:Does anyone know what is happening with this one? Any activity on site?
The wool clothing shop on the ground floor has finally closed.

Furthermore I found this DA on the ACC website:
Type Application Assessed on Merit
Application Number DA/461/2007/2
Lodgement Date 26/09/2008
Latest Decision Development Approval Granted (09/10/2008)
Location 41-55 King William Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Description Alterations to existing building and change the use to hotel accommodation with ground floor retail and basement food court - STAGE 2 - SEISMIC UPGRADE
This probabaly explains why this project appears a little quiet.

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[COM] Colonial Mutual Life Building - crn of Hindley/King William

#50 Post by olliepee » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:03 pm

Hey there -

I walk past the awesome (but horribly dirty looking) Colonial Mutual Life Building every day on the way to work. It's such an incredible building and I've thought a complete waste of space - It looks empty and all the shops down below are abandoned. I just did a quick search and Hey Presto, I found this:

"Between 2008-09 this building will be converted into a hotel comprising 182 suites. As part of the redevelopment, the basement will be converted into an 11 tenancy foodcourt. The building's redevelopment will also involve converting the uppermost floor and plant room into a penthouse."
http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav ... &id=108721

Does anyone know the redevelopment status of this?? Working on Hindley Street I've got to say that a *nice* foodcourt - please please please no more shopping mall style foodcourts! - would go down really well.

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#51 Post by olliepee » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:05 pm

Any updates on this project?? Hope they don't turn it into another McDonads/KFC/Subway food court.

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#52 Post by dsriggs » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:24 pm

olliepee wrote:Any updates on this project?? Hope they don't turn it into another McDonads/KFC/Subway food court.
I doubt it's going to be one of those as both McDonalds & Subway already have Hindley St. stores, and KFC are building a new one in the UniHouse building.
However, I'm pretty sure this one's been filed under the "Global Financial Crisis" banner for the time being. Shame really, because what could be a focal point of the city's just being left vacant.

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#53 Post by SRW » Fri May 07, 2010 4:42 pm

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HURRY UP!

I'm ranting, but the state of this building and the length of its vacancy is just offensive. JPE costs the project at $21 million and lists it as due for completion this month. But I'm sure I haven't seen anyone on site in more than a year, and I'm wondering whether there's actually ANY prospect of the present proposal being undertaken soon? Because the developers behind the project really ought to move it or loose it.
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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#54 Post by Vee » Fri May 07, 2010 7:48 pm

SRW wrote: ... state of this building and the length of its vacancy is just offensive.

... and I'm wondering whether there's actually ANY prospect of the present proposal being undertaken soon?
The heritage listed Colonial Mutual Building, Adelaide's tallest building between 1934 & 1969, was quite an impressive building in its heyday and it's sad to see how delapidated it has become especially at street level . It occupies a prime location in KWS but its current state not only detracts from the streetscape, it gives a really bad impression of our lovely city to visitors and residents alike.

This building deserves better!

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#55 Post by crawf » Fri May 07, 2010 8:10 pm

its a disgrace that this iconic building is still vacant, same goes for 1 King William Street.

Both of them look terrible at street level.

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#56 Post by jk1237 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:10 am

yeah to see such a grand old building in a prime spot all boarded up at street level is appalling. at night its so dark under there aswell.

Havent heard a single news story about this one for ages

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#57 Post by Ben » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:08 pm

According to the JPE website. Fitout will occur in 2011. We can only hope!

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#58 Post by metro » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:40 pm

2011...not in time for next years festival season, but hopefully in time for 2012's. They really need to make the ground level a priority though, i think we can all agree those boarded up windows are not a good look for the city.

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#59 Post by Benski81 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:19 pm

Hey isn't there a Rydges on the corner of south and west terraces? Is that staying or going after the fit out is compete? Will they just relocate to the new site?

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[COM] Re: #U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Rydges Hotel

#60 Post by Will » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Benski81 wrote:Hey isn't there a Rydges on the corner of south and west terraces? Is that staying or going after the fit out is compete? Will they just relocate to the new site?
There can be more than 1 of a hotel chain in a city. For example we have 2 Stamfords and 2 Grand Chancellors, not to mention 7 Oaks.

From my understanding, Rydges will remain at South Terrace and open up the 'Rydges CML' here.

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