Creative industry demand sees new A Grade premises open in Alexandria

11 Bowden Street, Alexandria for lease.

The gentrification of Sydney’s city fringe suburbs including Alexandria, Newtown, Erskineville and Enmore is attracting a high number of creative and fashion forward tenants and property owners looking for new commercial space, with no signs of demand slowing down. 

In Alexandria, Sydney’s new fashion industry hot-spot, Marshall Investments have just completed the first, new 1,800sqm floorplate commercial A-grade building in the area in 5 years, offering a unique opportunity to secure a state-of-the-art corporate head office at 11 Bowden Street, Alexandria.

The derelict Dunlop-Slazenger factory, a bulwark of the old textile and footwear manufacturing industry is emerging as the new design and fashion hub for South Sydney, with Marshalls creating a building that demands attention and has attracted leading fashion tenants such as Saba, Jag and Sportscraft.

Evoking the Australian character with simplicity, functional design and balanced natural light, the building models best practice with collaborative work areas, an oversized social hub and strong eco credentials.

Michael and Prue Williams had the vision to acquire the derelict factory and then develop the distinctive graffiti covered sawtooth building at number 13 as an uber-hip 3,400 square metre office building and sold number 11 to Marshall Investments who relocated The Apparel Group into 2,500 square metres of their recently completed penthouse-style top levels.

When designing the building, APG wanted to reflect their values of success, authenticity, courage and singularity of purpose by creating a customer-centric workspace for their 100-strong team.

Number 11 Bowden Street delivers this vision with simple functionality, natural light, collaborative work areas, a double-height ‘social-climber’ arena and strong eco credentials.

11 Bowden Street Alexandria

This innovative and inspiring three storey office building is available for lease through Tony Crane of Colliers International and James McCourt of Karbon Property and comprises a 380sqm ground floor retail premises, 1,874sqm of office space on Level 1 and 1,000sqm on Level 2.

The property boasts polished concrete floors, high ceilings, an expansive balcony overlooking the tree lined Bowden Street and uninterrupted light from three sides. The building has targeted a NABERS 4.5 Star rating as well as extensive end of trip facilities including over 30 secure bicycle racks, showers & lockers and dedicated motorcycle spaces.

According to Tony Crane, Commercial Sales & Leasing Executive, Colliers International, “With a commanding presence, 11 Bowden Street is ideal for a range of tenants including Marketing, Events and PR agencies, IT and software development companies, Fashion agencies, architects and designers.

“This is an exciting opportunity to create a new, fresh and engaging work environment for staff in a leafy and low traffic street. As a blank canvass, the building allows you to create an appealing and inspiring commercial work space” he said.

Offering quick access to The Princes Highway, Sydney Airport, Port Botany and Sydney CBD, this refurbished and enlarged building is amongst the cafes of North Alexandria and only 800m from Green Square Station. There is outstanding surrounding amenity, including Campos, Bread and Circus, Sub Station Cafe and The Grounds of Alexandria, all within walking distance.

According to James McCourt, Director at Karbon Property, “The emphasis on the commercial levels is to offer the feeling of an A Grade office facility whilst referencing back to the warehouse and manufacturing originals of the building with exposed services. The full height glazing and substantial balconies front Bowden Street draws the tree lined views into the creative space.”

The property is located along Bowden Street, one of Sydney’s main arterial roads providing access to the Princess Highway, The Great Western Highway and the CBD. The Sydney CBD is 5kms away and it is approximately 4kms to the airport. 


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