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Designs released for new Bowden housing development

Initial designs have been released for a residential development for Bowden which is scheduled to open in 2026.

Mar 18, 2024, updated Mar 18, 2024
Designs for the newly announced Bowden development have been released. Photo: supplied

Designs for the newly announced Bowden development have been released. Photo: supplied

The 12-storey building will deliver up 80 new apartments, with plans indicating specialist disability accommodation will be offered.

Set to be developed on Third Street, opposite Plant 3 and 4, the building will also provide four Torrens titled warehouse lofts, 221 public car parks, open air function space and a garden terrace accessible to residents.

The development will have four ground floor retail/commercial spaces available, following calls from Bowden residents for more essential retail services, such as a pharmacy.

Initial plans for the property included capacity for 60 apartments, with new plans showing a 40 per cent increase, with a further 24 apartments.

A multi-deck car park will be built on the lower levels of the development, with a paid car park to be managed by a private operator.

The designs allow retrofitting of car parking into housing at a later date if required.

Field Lane will be reconstructed, with Third and Second street to be connected as a key pedestrian route between the Bowden train station and the Plant 3 and 4 retail spaces.

The development will include four retail spaces and public car parking. Photo: supplied

The project will be delivered by Renewal SA and operated by a Community Housing Provider.

Chief executive of Renewal SA Chris Menz said Bowden “demands clever design and construction”, and that the development would “become a positive legacy for the precinct”.

“It takes active measures to help ease the state’s current housing situation via the delivery of 80 affordable rental apartments in a market that is becoming more challenging for everyday working South Australians,” Menz said.

The government will pursue funding for the project from the Federal Government through the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility.

Minister for Housing and Urban Development Nick Champion said the “striking new development” would become “a feature of Bowden’s skyline”.

“The public car park will be an important addition to the neighbourhood, to reduce on-street congestion and help facilitate the surging popularity of the area,” Champion said.

Site preparation of the site will begin in coming months, with Renewal SA in the process of tendering shortlisted builders to deliver the project.

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