Lot Fourteen, now home to Amazon and Google, has come a long way since being an operational hospital just a couple of years ago.
On the site of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital on North Terrace, there’s a big buzz around the new innovation precinct and we’re super interested to find out more!
We’re wondering whether we can visit and whether it holds the key to creating the jobs of the future for the next generation.
But first up, we want to know what an innovation precinct is. To find out, we chatted to Lot Fourteen’s State Project Lead Di Dixon to get the lowdown.
What’s an innovation precinct
South Australia is home to over a dozen curated communities dedicated to the acceleration of research and business outcomes.
Spread throughout our city and regional hubs, these Innovation Districts are not just about co-location but purposeful collaboration—a network of places where ideas come to life.
Di Dixon talks about the innovation precinct fast-tracking innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture and tourism.
“Right now, we’re bringing entrepreneurs and innovators from South Australia’s leading abilities in space, defence, hi-tech and creative industries.
“Growing skills in high growth industries at an exciting cultural destination means we’ll attract hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors annually when development is completed in 2028.
“Our aim is to create a vibrant and engaging precinct that is open to everyone.”
Attractive public spaces take their lead from their neighbour, the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
In fact, Di says that around 70 per cent of the total 7-hectare Lot Fourteen site will be returned to public accessible space and up to 50 per cent of the site will be planted, landscaped and open, once completed.
Can we visit?
Just this year, community café and bar has opened, alongside the Australian Space Discovery Centre which was opened by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.
We recommend popping into community with the kids to enjoy hot chocolates or with friends to enjoy the bar atmosphere and amazing cocktails.
The Australian Space Discovery Centre is an amazing space which the kids will love. With interactive robots and touch screens, book a free visit to learn about a career in space.
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