3 Nov 2011
An historic century-old shop with refurbished offices that could appeal to a small business start-up or a community group is available for lease within the Bowden development.
LMC Chief Executive Wayne Gibbings said the traditional shopfront dwelling at 46 Gibson Street was constructed in 1909 at a time when the road was the neighbourhood ‘high street’.
Under the Bowden development now underway, Gibson Street will return to its former glory as an active main street through the 16-hectare project comprising the former Clipsal and Origin industrial sites. Over 2,400 apartments, terraces and townhouses will be built as part of the development over the next 10 to 12 years, creating a vibrant community of around 3,500 people.
Mr Gibbings said 46 Gibson Street was formerly used as an office within the Clipsal site and was recently refurbished as part of LMC’s overall plan to “bring Bowden back to life” as a mixed-use precinct comprising residential, commercial and office development.
“Bringing these historic premises back to life is part of LMC’s philosophy of community-based planning,” Mr Gibbings said. “We are keen to recognise the heritage of the precinct within the overall Bowden development. The vacant shop with offices at 46 Gibson Street could appeal to community groups that are very active and need the space or it could be a great location for a business start-up.
“It’s a good opportunity to co-locate in Bowden’s emerging creative and artistic precinct alongside Cirkidz and the soon-to-open Fontanelle Gallery and Studio.
As well as a traditional shopfront entry and window display, the building has six well-proportioned office rooms comprising a total of 205 square metres plus a cellar for additional storage. Refurbishment included the installation of a modern bathroom and ensuite.
Leasing agent is Ben Heritage from Knight Frank (mobile 0438 690 867).
For further information contact:
Eric Wisgard, Director, Communications
Tel: 08 8207 1300
Mob: 0400 747 149
Fax: 08 8207 1301