Impressive pour at GPO Marriott

Adelaide’s GPO Hotel Marriott project celebrates topping out following the pouring of more than seven thousand cubic metres of concrete.

The final structural element was positioned at the top of the $200 million development, with the milestone marked with a Topping Out Ceremony which featured a traditional First Nations smoking ceremony.

BESIX Watpac CEO Mark Baker praised the entire project team, including consultants and subcontractors, for their dedication to achieving the milestone. Project manager Andrew Esposito was also very proud of the work done.

“To date, the project team has poured an impressive 7,500 cubic meters of concrete, installed 1,160 tonnes of reinforcing and placed 450 façade panels, reaching up to level nine of 15,” said Andrew Esposito, the project’s manager for BESIX Watpac.

“The installation of structural steel has been a monumental achievement, with 620 tonnes in the tower and 137 tonnes in the heritage section.”

Designed by Baukultur architects, the GPO Hotel Marriott blends heritage with contemporary design principles.

The project is on track for completion in the first half of 2024. It is BESIX Watpac’s fifth residential and hotel development in South Australia in the last 10 years.

Image: Render of the project when completed.

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Desi Corbett

Desi is our weekly news journalist and the editor of Concrete in Australia magazine for 10 years. She has been heavily involved in all forms of engineering since 2013; part of a 30-year writing career across a range of subjects and media.