14 Dec 2011
At Bowden, Adelaide’s first mixed-use higher-density, ‘walkable urban village’ is starting to take shape.
Civil work has started on the first 0.9 hectare stage, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, in preparation for construction of the first 156 dwellings in Stage One.
In April 2012 you will be able to visit and walk through the brand new public park behind the Information and Sales Centre.
The park will feature a steel arbour as pictured, table tennis tables, BBQ and grass area for kids to play.
Construction works on the Stage One park starts in January 2012 together with new walkways linking Sixth and Seventh Streets.
The park is just one of many open spaces planned for Bowden.
The open spaces of the parks, reserves and streets in Bowden will be characterised by innovative, quality design suited to high-density urban environments. They will form a network connecting the key areas within the site to the surrounding suburbs, and through the Adelaide Parklands to the CBD. These areas will be developed progressively over 12 years as the 10 stages of the Bowden development roll out.
The Bowden Design team has been challenged to come up with innovative solutions in the planning of streetscapes to be shared by traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
They have explored meeting places with high quality finishes and planting and different textures and colours to demarcate the roadways and walkways instead of traditional kerbs for the first stage.
Two large feature parks are also planned for the former Origin gasworks site:
‘Origin Park’ on the former large gasometer site and ‘Gasworks Park’ integrated with the heritage wall and chimney stack. The development’s main park will cover 5,200 square meters and be situated by Gibson Street.
For more information on the key milestones of the Bowden project, please refer to the timeline on the back page of this newsletter.