A new hospitality training and education institute is set to be developed in Adelaide.

Construction is forecast to begin next year on an inner-city location in Adelaide to develop a new hospitality school which will educate and train students to the level of a Michelin-starred chef.

Announced today by the South Australia state government, the training facility will feature at Lot Fourteen – a former hospital site which the Australian government has earmarked to house Australia’s new national Space Agency and Mission Control Centre. Adelaide’s Botanical Gardens and National Wine Centre will also be located nearby.

The precinct has been set aside by SA to become an innovation hub which will soon be populated with businesses operating primarily in fields including space, defence, science, health and IT, among others.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said the state government was committed to the site becoming a hub for future-facing industries.

Short-term, the plan for the site will begin with a scoping study, to be conducted by Adelaide-based design firm Hassell. Stakeholders will be engaged to identify the best educational institutes and training courses to operate from the new precinct.

“South Australia’s hospitality and tourism sectors are leading the nation and this investment will ensure our expert teaching staff have access to a modern training environment, which will position us as an international leader in culinary, hospitality and tourism education,” said TAFE SA Director of Tourism, Hospitality and Creative Arts, Karen Horner.