ICD named by City of Adelaide as proud partners for Central Market Arcade redevelopment

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16th December 2019

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor has announced ICD Property as the development partner for the iconic Central Market Arcade – a $400 million redevelopment project led by the City of Adelaide.

This sensational announcement comes following a two-year-long expression of interest process led by Council that commenced in 2017.

Located adjacent to the iconic Adelaide Central Market, the Central Market Arcade Redevelopment will not only provide the opportunity to grow the retail offering, it will secure the future of the market district through a central hall, public rooftop garden, child care centre, hotel, apartments and offices.

The project is expected to break ground in 2021 and we are thrilled to share that it will create approximately 337 jobs during construction. 

Once complete, the redevelopment is projected to attract an additional million people to the market district; building on the nine million currently visiting annually, while also creating better access through Victoria Square, Grote Street and Gouger Street.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to grow and secure the future of the market district.


“The City of Adelaide is proud to announce the redevelopment of the Central Market Arcade. It provides a unique opportunity to build on what people already love about the market district – and make a great place even better,” said the Lord Mayor.


“Last developed in the 1960s, the redeveloped Central Market Arcade will have a stunning redbrick façade to complement the iconic Central Market exterior and will feature a structure of approximately 35 storeys that includes retail, commercial and residential areas.”

ICD Property Managing Director, Matt Khoo, says it is a real honour to be entrusted to redevelop such an important community asset as the Central Market Arcade.


“The Central Market Arcade is a historic part of Adelaide’s history and an integral part of the community and we look forward to delivering a highly considered and memorable project that will be enjoyed for decades to come,” said Matt.

ICD Property will partner with global investors Nanshan Singapore as its joint venture partner, alongside leading Australian property development firm Sinclair Brook and Adelaide-founded architecture firm, Woods Bagot.


“The project will seek to celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of the district and the heritage buildings, places and cultural attachment that have been created,” said Matt.

The City of Adelaide will retain ownership and control of 6,000sqm of retail space including market activities, speciality retail, supermarket, basement loading and 260 public car parking spaces.

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