In 2013, Outside Ideas was engaged as the paving contractor for both stage one and two of the $400 million Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment.

The project's focus was on upgrading the Convention Centre's interface with the Riverbank Precinct, with a particular emphasis on improving pedestrian connections to North Terrace, King William Street and Montefiore Road.

The scope included over 9,000 square metres of wet laid granite and polished concrete pavers. The more significant second stage incorporated $1 million of waterproofing and a concrete slab repair package to protect the rail corridor which lies below the plaza. With a change in levels, all areas required a concrete topping up to 300mm thick. As the plaza was being built on an older existing structure above a train station, an engineered lightweight concrete was used to reduce the loading on the slab.

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Adelaide Convention Centre

location Adelaide Convention Centre
builder Lendlease Contractors
value $5,520,000
client Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
architect Woodhead and Oxigen

The scope also included a "make good" package with repairs to stone and paving at the interface between the old and new buildings, planter boxes that were filled and planted, as well as over 300 metres of fire rated movement joints between the old and new structural slabs.

Stage two was completed in mid-2017.