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

Heritage considerations

In 2015, a section within the Bowden Heritage Precinct was provisionally entered into the State Heritage Register as a State Heritage Place. This listing was confirmed in October 2018 (it is important to note that in accordance with the Development Act 1993, development applications relating to provisional entries are assessed the same as confirmed entries).

Site works commenced in August 2018 with the demolition of other structures to enable broader development, improve accessibility through the precinct and showcase retained heritage structures. This will also help to connect the precinct with other stages of the Bowden project, delivering on the Bowden Master Plan’s commitment to connectivity.

Partners + investors

Partners + investors


Works Program helps George find a future in construction

11 August 2020 in Bowden, Tonsley, Works Program news

George Flomo’s childhood dream of working in a bank never came true—and he couldn’t be more delighted. Thanks to Renewal SA’s Works Program and the support of local industry, he’s discovered where his true passion lies—working with his hands in the building industry.

Stars of sustainability

12 June 2020 in Bowden, Tonsley, Lot Fourteen

These stars in Adelaide’s sustainability firmament make living and working kind for people and the planet through thoughtful design and delivery.

Industrial hubs and hospitals reborn through adaptive reuse

18 February 2020 in Bowden, Tonsley, Lot Fourteen, Adaptive Reuse

The transformation of the Tonsley Mitsubishi assembly building into the home of future industries, Clipsal’s components factory in Bowden’s Plant 4 market and the former Royal Adelaide Hospital into SA’s innovation neighbourhood all demonstrate the potential of adaptive reuse to repurpose sites for modern uses while retaining their value.

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