SA Government Approval Brings Revival To Absolute Beachfront Development In Glenelg

Glenelg’s first new absolute beachfront apartment development for more than 20 years has been approved by the State Government’s Development Assessment Commission.

Work will start next year in Glenelg on the world-class boutique $75 million, 12-level, 52 residence apartment development at 8 South Esplanade.

Porte-cochère, ocean facing indoor pool and gym and a resident’s private wine cellar will all be key features of the prestigious 8 South – a joint venture development between two Adelaide architectural and building companies, Chasecrown and Medallion Homes.

8 South Esplanade Consortium spokesperson Jordan Katelanis said 8 South Esplanade would set a new standard for beachside living at Glenelg.

“This is the best residential location on Adelaide’s beachfront and we expect residences in the project to be snapped up very quickly,” Mr Katelanis said.

“Potential purchasers have already sought us out on the strength of rumours to register their interest in buying so we may end up having to manage demand rather than generating it.”

8 South Esplanade will comprise 52 world-class apartments over 12 levels. Two penthouses will offer 270 degree views from the Adelaide Hills along the length of the Adelaide coastline.

Glenelg beach, Adelaide, South Australia

Glenelg beach, Adelaide, South Australia

There will also be an ocean facing indoor swimming pool and gym and two basement levels of car parking.

8 South Esplanade – located about 200 metres south of Moseley Square – overlooks one of Adelaide’s best beaches in one of the city’s most tightly held residential precincts. Nearby are the restaurants, shops, cinemas and supermarkets on Jetty Road while residents will also have convenient access to the CBD via Anzac Highway, tram or bus.

The Holdfast Shores Marina and Patawalonga basin are nearby and offer moorings for yacht owners, who are likely to be attracted to the new development.

Chasecrown Director and project architect Louis Kanellos said the building had been designed to deliver positive social and spatial outcomes.

“The built forms sinuous flows and curves reflect its coastal location while a strong building podium respects the scale of the adjacent Seafield Tower,” he said.

“At ground level, the demolition of a two-storey block of holiday flats will allow the creation of a pedestrian plaza allowing non-seafront residents to have direct access to the South Esplanade for the first time.

“At the same time, the design and materiality of the new building works in tandem with Seafield Tower to create a very pleasing relationship between old and new.”

Mr Kanellos said the quality of design would be continued internally with active and passive features to maximise the building’s Green Star Rating and fixtures and fittings in keeping with the luxury of the building and its location.

The design of 8 South Esplanade allows for cross flow ventilation; on-site water capture, high performance glazing to create positive thermal properties; and a solar power plant on the building’s roof to power public areas – including outside the building and lobby areas.

The project is expected to create up to 200 jobs during construction.

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