The first stage of one of Adelaide’s biggest CBD-based urban renewable projects, the West Franklin mixed-use development, has just been completed.
Situated on the corner of Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, Greaton Development Pty Ltd’s (Greaton) $140 million development transforms the former site of the iconic Balfours Bakery into two towers of 17 and 19 storeys.
Designed by local multidisciplinary design practice Brown Falconer, West Franklin’s 17-storey southern tower features 150 apartments, while the 19-storey northern tower boasts 122 apartments and houses a separate rooftop club-style lounge with adjoining alfresco entertaining space.
The towers sit atop a six-storey podium that includes 16 two-storey townhouses and loft-style dwellings, built from red brick, which is a homage to the retained heritage bakery building that remains on-site.
The podium also accommodates 230 car parking spaces over four levels, as well as communal amenities, such as a 25 metre heated infinity lap pool, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a sauna, a steam room, a 20-person cinema and even a golf driving simulator room.
West Franklin is also set to include 1, 245 square metres of retail space – creating a new shopping destination in Adelaide’s west end with a proposed supermarket, cafe and smaller retail outlets.
Greaton Managing Director Nicho Teng said Built Environs have been exceptional to work with and their team has ensured the project has remained on or ahead of schedule throughout. The project was completed three weeks ahead of contractual completion.
“The standard of their build is first-rate and will be integral in ensuring West Franklin is a highly desirable community for the people of Adelaide’s city-west for many years to come,” he added.
Over 320 workers were on-site during peak construction, with more than 2,000 individual workers (representing 60 subcontracting firms) contributing to the project.