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Adelaide’s new Toms Court Hotel has officially opened for business, following practical completion at the end of 2020.

The hotel is centrally located just off King William Street, with 13 storeys of short-stay accommodation and serviced apartments, along with the ground floor reception and café.

SYNERGY CONSTRUCT worked with an experienced team of local contractors and authorities on the construction project, which presented unique challenges due to its location on an extremely tight 250m2 site at the end of a closed laneway.

Toms Court Project Manager Justin Smart said the location of the tower crane, loading dock and associated protective hoardings were all carefully planned and communicated with the surrounding community and local authorities. Justin adds,

The site was extremely tight and located intricately at the end of a closed laneway, this presented significant challenges in order to execute a functional, practical and community-friendly plan to service the construction phase of the project.

I’m incredibly proud of everyone who worked on this project for their efforts to achieve practical completion four weeks ahead of program schedule and to balance the needs of the community around the site.

The superstructure consists of full loadbearing precast panels that are tied with dowels to the Deltacore precast flooring system. External balconies and internal scissor stairs were also precast and installed as part of each level’s structural cycle. Each of these elements and the co-ordinated installation regime assisted in achieving exceptionally quick floor cycle times, which led to Practical Completion being achieved 1 month ahead of program.

Prior to officially opening to the public, the Premier of South Australia announced on 1 January 2021 the Toms Court Hotel would operate as the State’s first dedicated COVID-19 facility for positive cases. The hotel was selected due to its apartment style facilities suitable to accommodate families, along with two purpose-built disability suites, balconies and opening windows for fresh air.