Our flagship development at Bowden strongly reflects our commitment to creating a new urban form. It shows how putting humans at the centre of design can create places where people are drawn to live, work and recreate.

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About Bowden

Bowden will, without doubt, serve as a model for urban renewal and inner city living for South Australia and beyond for years to come.

Leading design principles are at the heart of Bowden’s ethos. All buildings meet 5 star Green Star As Built standards and are reviewed by a six-member panel of architects.


With the first residents moved in, the project is realising its vision

Project progress

Twenty separate residential and commercial projects now in various stages of development.

The first affordable housing projects are now complete providing accommodation for key city workers.

The first and second stage shared streets and parks are complete and open to the public. Stage 3 and 6 of civil construction began in April 2018.

Bowden Seven by Rossdale Homes was awarded South Australia’s first 5 star Green Star building design certification.

Terraces on Sixth by Rivergum Homes is Australia’s first Green Star certified townhouse development, with a 5 star rating.

The Prince’s Terrace, by Defence Housing Australia and The Prince’s Foundation, is the first residential project to receive a ‘6 star rating’ from Green Building Council of Australia.

Continued growth of Plant 4, a thriving community hub attracting thousands of visitors each week.

Bowden Park and Kevin Taylor Park complete and the Adelaide Park Lands and Emu Park now upgraded.

Community garden completed.

Upgrade to the adjacent parklands complete with sporting and barbecue facilities.

Project targets

Remediation and reuse of the historical former Origin gas works site including the reuse of heritage buildings.

Supporting and building on the strong sense of creativity and community that radiates throughout Bowden with a collaborative placemaking approach.

Bowden Heritage Precinct

Partners + investors

Partners + investors


Social enterprise affords employment opportunities and a job well done

30 November 2018 in Bowden, The Works Training and Employment Program

Renewal SA’s training and employment initiative, known as the Works Program, recently partnered with not-for-profit organisation yourtown following their successful tender to undertake maintenance works at our Bowden project office.

Industrial heritage to be honoured in next Bowden stage

28 August 2018 in Bowden, Adaptive Reuse

Bowden’s rich industrial heritage will be honoured and enhanced in the next phase of the redevelopment of this popular city fringe suburb, the Bowden Heritage Precinct.

Works Bowden by the Bridge Employment Program

21 September 2017 in Bowden, The Works Training and Employment Program

The Works Program’s Bowden by the Bridge Employment Program is providing Adelaide job seekers with an opportunity to kickstart their career in the civil industry.

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