A 35-storey building with a public rooftop garden, a hotel and apartments will be constructed in a $400 million redevelopment of Central Market Arcade, the City of Adelaide announced today.

The new structure will also comprise a central hall and expanded retail offering on the ground floor, a childcare centre and offices. Adelaide-founded architecture firm Woods Bagot has been charged with the design.

“This Council-led project will create a food and wine destination of international repute,” Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said in a press release. “[It will build] on the Central Market’s importance as a South Australian icon and provide better connections to Victoria Square and the surrounding streets.”

The redevelopment is expected to begin in 2021.