press / 17 Nov 2014

bohem $110m Residential Development To Transform Adelaide



More than 3000 exotic and native plants will be used to create hanging gardens in a new residential apartment development in Adelaide's West End.

Development Assessment Commission (DAC) Approval follows the project receiving pre-lodgement approval from both Renewal SA and the South Australian State Government Architect.

The $110-million residential development will transform a corner site overlooking Whitmore Sqaure, into a residential apartment building with the podium level balconies featuring lush, hanging gardens.

bohem's Wright Street entrance will have a twenty-two metre vertical garden façade.

Its expected future residents will add to the building's lush exterior by adding plantings to their own private balconies.

Developers Starfish Developments will provide tips to residents on how to create and maintain their own balcony garden.

Designed by leading architects Woods Bagot, led by Principal Gavin Kain, the greening of bohem's exterior forms part of an overarching design concept that brings together a number of interesting and eye catching elements.

Damon Nagel, Starfish Developments Managing Director said bohem provided an opportunity to create a unique and distinctive building that suited its location in the bohemian west end of the city.

“Adelaide's West End is a fusion of cultures and styles and this is reflected in bohem's design which brings together various design elements, scaled heights and setbacks, and exterior finishes and materials,” said Mr Nagel.

“The design takes full advantage of its location with future residents to enjoy sweeping views from all directions with a choice of apartments to be offered facing the city, Adelaide Hills and the metropolitan coastline to the west.

“The project's proximity to the Central Markets, weekend pop up markets, Gouger Street restaurants, hip laneway bars and the green city squares will be key attractions for residents at bohem.”

bohem will consist of 220 one, two and three bedroom apartments, with a rooftop pool, gymnasium, recreation deck and outdoor entertaining and barbeque area.

The design integrates two buildings above the 5-storey podium level with scaled heights from 12 to 17 storeys.

Approved plans for bohem follows the success of Adelaide-based Starfish Developments joint venture with the Asian Pacific Group on Vue on King William.

bohem is a sole venture for Starfish Developments which currently has $370 million worth of projects in varying stages of planning and construction, both in South Australia and Western Australia.

bohem will go to the market in March 2015 and is expected to create around 200 jobs during construction.

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