We Could Soon Be Glamping On The Old RAH Roof

Last Patient Moved To New Site

We Could Soon Be Glamping On The Old RAH Roof St Jerome's

A day after the new Royal Adelaide Hospital opening, the State Government's announced plans for what's to be done at the old site.

Later this year, luxury rooftop accommodation will be set-up in the way of 14 'glamping' tents and a bar on top of the helipad.

It's all based on a concept at Melbourne Central by St Jerome's Hotels.

In Victoria, they offer luxury canvas bell tents, dressed with all the lavish trimmings expected of a hotel.

Guests can enjoy a spacious bell tent featuring a double or queen size bed dressed in premium linen, throws and robes, split system heating and cooling, a tablet loaded with movies, and even a complimentary stocked esky with beer and cider.

While the SA Government will continue talks with developers about a permanent plan for the site, believed to be one of the largest projects of its kind in SA.

South Australian family-owned business McMahon Services has been selected as the preferred contractor for the first stage of demolition.

Two hectares of the existing hospital site will be reclaimed for the Adelaide Botanic Garden, part of more than 70% of the site to be opened up to the public.

Stage One is expected to support 95 local jobs with works expected to begin in December.

The combined cost of demolition and remediation for the entire project is estimated to be more than $150 million and will be completed over a series of staged public tenders.

An announcement on what will go up in its place will be made soon and is expected to generate more than $1 billion in investment and support 600 construction jobs.