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The future of the workplace in Alexandria starts at Bowden House

Bowden House represents the future of workspaces in Alexandria; a business home aiming to offer an alternative to the traditional office options.

Located at the corner of Bowden and McEvoy Street, the commercial office has best in class, modern finishing’s with a residential feel, defining the future of blended workplace success. 

Spanning 8,504 sqm area over four levels, Bowden House is the latest venture by developer four-time Olympian Thomas Whalan of Rent A Space and one of six developments across Sydney in their current pipeline. The office space is architecturally designed by SJB architects and is being leased by Colliers and Karbon Property.

With 3,000sqm floor plates and 685sqm of eternal breakout space, the efficient and customisable design gives tenants tenant the ability to take a vertical tower or horizontal floor. The building will feature stunning wellness focussed end-of-trip facilities, secure parking and an entrance café. 

“We originally planned to develop the property for self-storage however quickly realised that Bowden House’s location in Alexandria was too valuable not to consider as a commercial development for Sydney’s rapidly sprawling office market,” said Thomas Whalan, CEO, Rent A Space.

Michael Crombie, National Director, Sales and Leasing at Colliers said, “SJB Architects have done a remarkable job with this floor plan; the H design ensures complete maximisation of light, and an enormous 3,000sqm floor plate.”

“With the vacancy rate still sitting at sub 3% across the fringe market we see Green Square as a cost-effective offering in a community that can be a true mixed-use environment.”
Joshua Watts of Karbon Property added, “As we head into extraordinary times we are dealing daily with the workplace environment changing to address new COVID-19 measures.”

“In collaboration with our architect SJB, the design intent of Bowden House allows for a safe environment for businesses. a low-rise building design with external connecting stairs allows for limited lift requirements, as well as access to multiple winter gardens and terrace areas for fresh open-air working conditions.” 

Adam Haddow, international award-winning architect of SJB Architects believes that Bowden House is a small village approach to deliver a large format office environment.

“We’ve designed a building to connect people to the outdoors with direct access to terraces and the ground.  We want tenants to use the stairs rather than the lifts and have provided the opportunity for all levels of the building to be accessed externally.”

“The office provides large footprints to enable connectivity between employees while ensuring a sense of smallness and intimacy. At the ground level retail opportunities are connected to the street edge and provide amenity to the broader public and the building tenants.  In this regard the retail is about reaching out to draw the community in – ensuring a high level of diversity amongst the building’s community.”

Bowden House will be ready to occupy in August 2021.




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Michael Crombie

Director In Charge | Sydney South

Sydney South

Michael is the National Director of Property Sales & Leasing at Colliers and is also is the Director in Charge for the Sydney South office. Based in Mascot, Michael's team of  nine agents are one of the highest performing teams in Australia.

Since joining Colliers' in 2001, Michael's specialisation is core South Sydney, with a heavy focus on large transactions of land, investments, and residential sites as well as large leasing mandates. Michael has worked on some of the largest deals in industrial history, including a recent transaction at Carter Street Homebush for over $660 million, and most recently the Qantas Investment & Land Portfolio for $802 million. 

Working in a changing and often challenging market, Michael prides himself on providing creative agency solutions to his clients., keeping ahead of the trends, and leveraging off Colliers' industry leading platforms, to ensure his clients achieve better and faster results.

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