Construction has begun on a multi-use development at the historic Fort Largs in the coastal suburb of Taperoo.
The historic fort is set to transform into a mixed-use amenity with scheduled completion due by the end of the year.
It’ll include an eatery and local fresh produce market, which will be developed in partnership with local seafood identity, Jarn Jamison.
Residential developer, Peet will be leading the project, with Managing Director and CEO, Brendan Gore, hoping the development will attract new residents to the area.
“The new eatery and entertainment facility will highlight the character of the historic site, while ensuring residents enjoy a wide range of living options and a thoughtfully designed community with a range of amenity to suit a variety of lifestyles,” said Mr Gore.
“The purpose behind the development is to showcase the exceptional coastal community, as well as provide a setting to highlight South Australian produce”
The eatery and local fresh produce market will provide a unique experience, with local seafood business owner, Jarn Jamison, believing the market will become a staple in the local community.
“The whole family will be able to enjoy an exceptional shopping, dining, and entertainment experience”, Mr Jamison says.
“Marketgoers will have access to fresh produce which will be brought directly from local farms and will provide some of the state’s finest ingredients to the community,” said Mr Jamison.
“In addition to the variety of fresh produce, there will be a host of local creative stalls including clothing designers, musicians and a wider range of craft markers showcasing their finest products”.
Deputy Premier Susan Elizabeth Close MP said that commencement of work on both the mixed-use development and Peet’s residential estate represented a milestone in the area.
“To finally have this area opened up is very exciting, and with a café, you won’t even have to live here to enjoy it which is fantastic” says Ms Close.
Originally built to protect Adelaide over 138 years ago, the restoration of Fort Largs will preserve the site for generations to come while educating the community about its rich history.