Current status

We’re delivering a new social and commercial hub that will preserve and enhance the Central Market and secure the future of the market district for future generations.

Project update: 28 January 2021

The Development Application has been considered and approved by the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) on 27 January 2021. The Central Market Arcade Redevelopment will see an enhanced and expanded Central Market and will also include residential apartments, hotel, office accommodation and retail owned by ICD Property which is to be named Market Square. Construction commencement is scheduled for 2021.


Construction is scheduled to begin this year with completion of the whole project anticipated in 2024.

ICD Property and the City of Adelaide will work closely with key stakeholders as it progresses the design, pre-leasing and construction planning.

The construction period for the City of Adelaide’s returnable work of 6,000m2 of retail along with 260 public car parks and below ground loading/ servicing is estimated at 24 to 30 months.

The time period for the whole redevelopment (beyond the City of Adelaide’s returnable work) is expected to be three and a half years subject to the construction methodology.

Works notifications

As the project progresses the works notifications will be published on the relevant webpage as well as being distributed to relevant stakeholders.

Trading in the lead-up to redevelopment

While preparing for construction, City of Adelaide is working closely with the Central Market Arcade Traders Association and traders to support the existing Central Market Arcade.

You’ll find details of forthcoming activities and campaigns at the Central Market Arcade Facebook page and website

Need more information?

If you have a question in regards to the development process, please refer to the project's Frequently Asked Questions section or contact Matthew Rodda, City of Adelaide Project Manager:

8203 7537

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