The Boiler House is a unique part of Tonsley’s industrial heritage that has significant potential as a contemporary meeting place.
Its adaptive reuse as a social destination for Tonsley residents, staff, visitors and tourists will not only further establish Tonsley as a place to live, work and play, but also preserve and celebrate an iconic piece of manufacturing history.
The sale of the Boiler House represents a rare opportunity for an innovative hospitality operator to be part of the progressive Tonsley story and capitalise on the precinct’s future growth. Integrating work and leisure has always been at the heart of Tonsley’s vision.
The redeveloped Boiler House will be an integral part of Tonsley’s retail and entertainment heart along with the proposed retail mixed-use development on the adjacent Allotment 34. Allotment 34 is currently intended to include a supermarket, specialty retail outlets, cafés, restaurants and commercial development.
These two sites will become a place of entertainment, retail and dining, allowing residents, students, business and visitors to mix.
Having a hospitality and catering use is desirable for the Boiler House to provide a focal point for social activities and a meeting place for the Tonsley community. Incorporating a brewing, distilling or similar production operation at the site would also be desirable (but not essential) to align with Tonsley’s manufacturing identity.
In a prime location to draw on existing and future business, residential and student populations, the Boiler House can become one of the main social hubs of Tonsley and the broader region.
The Boiler House is adjacent to the MAB and Western Plaza and within walking distance to the Flinders University building, TAFE SA, and the Tonsley Village residential development. It sits alongside the western entrance of the site and on the main thoroughfare from the new Tonsley Railway Station and Flinders Link rail extension.
The Boiler House presents a unique opportunity to bring new life to Tonsley through the adaptive reuse of this distinctive 1960s industrial building.