Hindmarsh Believes It Takes An 'Artisan' Property Development To Craft SA's Bowden


Following the sold out success of its first apartment project at Bowden, Hindmarsh Development has launched a second property development project within the emerging city-fringe precinct.

Apartments in ‘The Artisan’ have been officially released to the market following an initial registration of interest campaign for the new $23 million development.

The seven-storey project will comprise 50 apartments with prices starting from $300,000.

Hindmarsh Development Manager Morry Canala said construction of The Artisan – which has been designed by architecture firm Tectvs – will generate up to 80 full-time jobs and commence mid-year ahead of anticipated completion mid next year.

“We’re really excited to officially launch The Artisan and build another high quality apartment project in Bowden, which continues to be shaped as a fantastic place to live on the fringe of the Adelaide CBD,” Canala said.


“From a design point of view, The Artisan will be a stylish new apartment building, but will also reflect the values of Bowden’s industrial past which we think is really important.”

The design of The Artisan draws on the aesthetic of industrial materials, performed in an up-market and contemporary composition. Inspired by the artisans of past and present, The Artisan focusses its design on being aesthetically pleasing and aspirational, inspired by the crafters, designers, artisans and hand-makers of pre-industry. The Artisan's one, two and three bedroom apartment offerings "embrace sustainability and ergonomic living as its first principles".


The apartments feature a range of internal materials and finishes with a strong focus on texture, light, and constructibility.

Tectvs believes that when it comes to architecture, walls will one day need repainting and bricks will eventually crumble, but what truly lasts is the relationships that are built with both clients and the community.

"This is definitely true of Bowden," Tectvs Director Francesco Bonato said.

"It is quite a unique community but not out of touch with the rest of Adelaide. In many ways, it’s taking Bowden back to the way it was – a largely residential community.""We are reflecting on the past of Bowden through the building, through The Artisan.”

Bonato said that rather than focussing on the exterior or interior as individual elements, its more about the whole building and texture.


"We hope for it to be a very textured building. A bit like the textured lane culture that would have been prevalent throughout Bowden. The idea is, that on the way to your apartment you don’t feel like you’re walking down a solitary corridor oblivious to the rest of the world – all the circulation spaces have vistas, you can see out and see in."The Artisan is set to transform the old Clipsal industrial site near the Adelaide CBD into a modern property development while paying homage to its industrial foundations.

Since 1839, the production of household goods was taken out of private homes and away from individual crafting, and into the commercial domain of machinery and mass production. Bowden’s first settlers had a vision for their new community – to contribute to the fabric of the State by mass creating the goods and chattels of a modern life. By 1900, the village hosted a Candle Works, Steam Flour Mill, Clay and Brickworks, Gas Works, Tannery and Boot Factory, Bottle Company and Glass Works, and Clipsal Industries. The factories, some of which still stand today, were stark, pragmatic and distinctive - punching geometrically into the skyline.


The site of the original Gasworks and Clipsal Industries is now home to a vibrant and growing community with a new spirit – connected by the rich character and personality of its colourful history, and the drive to live creatively.

“The Bowery’s success has really paved the way for The Artisan, which will be of an equally high standard, and which we think will be similarly embraced by a broad cross-section of apartment buyers," Canala said.

The Artisan will be located on Fifth Street near The Bowery and opposite Kevin Taylor Park within Bowden, giving apartments the opportunity to provide stunning views of the adjacent parklands and CBD, appealing to all apartment purchasers from first-time buyers and young professionals through to empty-nesters and investors.


Bowden's grand plan for property development renewal

The Artisan, while impressive in and of itself, will go on to become but a piece in the larger puzzle that is the urban renewal of South Australia. Led by the Government of South Australian, Renewal SA 

is an initiative that, in support of other government priorities, plays a leading role in providing opportunities for industrial and property development on designated employment lands to support jobs growth and influence productivity and economic development. Part of the Government's larger urban renewal scheme is the renewal and redevelopment of Bowden. The $1 billion Bowden development will eventually comprise more than 2,400 homes as well as cafes, restaurants, offices, open spaces, parks and gardens as part of a vibrant, walkable community for approximately 3,500 new residents.

Hindmarsh Development’s first project in Renewal SA’s Bowden development, before launching The Artisan, was 'The Bowery' which was Hindmarsh's project inspired by New York’s iconic lower Manhattan precinct of the same name.

The Bowery has just been completed and is currently welcoming its first residents, with all 54 apartments in the seven-storey development selling well in advance of the project’s completion.

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