Developers and political leaders gathered this week for the 'topping out' ceremony.
Developers and political leaders gathered this week for the ‘topping out’ ceremony.

South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, and executives from development firm Palumbo gathered on the roof of Sofitel Adelaide to mark the ‘topping out’ ceremony as the mixed-use project reached its maximum height.

The 32-storey property has so far incorporated more than 1,000 tonnes of Australian steel, 6,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,500 curtain wall glass panels with more than 400,000 hours worked in construction on the $140 million project. The 250-room hotel also includes 69 residential apartments on the eight uppermost levels.

Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, praised the Palumbo team as wanting the best for South Australian Tourism.

“Sofitel Adelaide will be a truly world-class asset – exuding a refined and understated sense of modern luxury with a touch of Sofitel’s renowned French decadence. I couldn’t be more thrilled that we’ve reached this pinnacle construction milestone.”

Sofitel Adelaide will feature 250 rooms.

Palumbo Managing Director, Daniel Palumbo, said the building will take its place in Adelaide’s skyline as an indicator of progress in the state.

“The Sofitel will elevate Adelaide as a world class city capable of attracting world class events, business and tourism,” he said.