Mark Ricciuto - Botaniq - Hackney Hotel

Mark Ricciuto & AFL Greats Join Botaniq

Adelaide Crows greats Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Van Berlo and Bernie Vince have joined forces to reimagine the iconic Hackney Hotel as a premium residential and retail precinct, ​Botaniq​.

The former AFL teammates lead by Mark Ricciuto are investors in the bespoke city-fringe development that will revitalise the heritage aspects of the Hackney Road hotel. The Hackney Hotel redevelopment, is just one aspect of the $40million city-fringe precinct.

Work commenced on the Hackney Road site in early April. Once completed, Botaniq will house 27 multi-storey apartments, 15 bespoke townhouses, 6 luxurious Sky Lofts, a boutique 75-bedroom hotel and premium retail and hospitality spaces.

“Botaniq reinforces that Adelaide really is the best place to live, work and play,” says AFL great and Botaniq investor Mark Riccuto. “When the team behind Botaniq first came to me with their bold plans to reimagine the iconic Hackney Hotel site, I was immediately sold. Every day something new happens on site, and I get more excited about the final project.”

Taking its namesake from the Botanic Gardens, which the site overlooks, the Botaniq project is expected to be completed in 2021.

With a history dating back to 1880, heritage aspects of the Hackney Hotel, will be a key feature of Botaniq’s hotel. Adelaide local’s will be able to wine and dine at the site again, when it is transformed into a two-storey restaurant and hospitality complex.

Mark Ricciuto & Team - Botaniq - Hackney Hotel
Mark Ricciuto & the Botaniq team visiting the site of the iconic Hackney Hotel.

While the AFL greats know Adelaideans will be amazed by the reconstruction of the dated Hotel, Botaniq’s project director Andrew O’Shea says that the permanent living spaces will be unlike anything Adelaide has seen before.

“We have given Botaniq the tagline The Gateway to the Gardens” says O’Shea. “Our prime city-fringe location and architecturally perfected apartments and townhouses will be the envy of investors and first-home buyers alike. From those looking to expand their property portfolio to retirees, Botaniq really is a one-size fits all development.”

Interest in Botaniq’s permanent allotments is already high, with multiple apartments under contract so far.

In addition to a consortium of investors, Botaniq unites South Australia’s industry leaders with developers V Three Group and builders Cook Building, bringing the vision of award-winning architects JPE to life. The project is being managed by Adelaide based firm Dickson Emmett.

Learn more about Botaniq’s premium residential apartment’s here

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