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

The redevelopment of the former gasworks site, now known as the Bowden Heritage Precinct, is the next phase in the transformation of this former industrial area into a popular city fringe suburb that honours and enhances its rich heritage.

Partners + investors

Partners + investors


Opportunity to chair Bowden’s Design Review

15 August 2019 in Bowden

This is a rare opening for a well-regarded architect to play a leading role in offering their expertise and fresh perspective on sustainable urban design …

Zippy Indigenous Facilities Services delivers sparkling service at Bowden and Playford Alive

11 July 2019 in Playford Alive, Bowden, The Works Training and Employment Program

Renewal SA’s Works Program has connected projects at Bowden and Playford with an Indigenous-owned business, creating two new employment opportunities.

Projects putting people first

18 June 2019 in Bowden, Tonsley, Lot Fourteen

Adelaide is setting the pace with urban renewal projects centred on people and these have become sought-after destinations for work, study, life and play.

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