Heritage Places

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Address Kaurna Country, 3 - 57 Capper Street KENT TOWN
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex
Registered Name Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex
Significance Stage 1 of Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex demonstrates an important evolution in the history of social housing in South Australia. Built by the South Australian Housing Trust in 1978-1979 and designed by acclaimed South Australian architect Newell Platten while employed as Chief Design Architect, Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex demonstrates the South Australian Housing Trust's transition from provider of homes for workers to become the primary provider of social housing in South Australia. To meet the increasing needs for social housing during a time of social and economic change and inspired by broader urban renewal and densification of the urban environment, the South Australian Housing Trust became the industry leader in providing medium density cluster infill developments with Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex considered the best of this type. Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex also has a special association with the work of Newell Platten. Noted for his residential designs, Platten designed Dr Kent's Paddock Housing Complex at the height of his career and it demonstrates the translation of his ideas for medium density infill design begun in the late 1960s. The complex embodies the design innovation in social housing Platten was attempting to achieve and it is one of the best examples of the new typology Platten led in the creation of for the South Australian Housing Trust in the 1970s and 1980s.
Subject Index Residential - Apartments/Units
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-OCT-2023
LGA Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
State Heritage ID 26514
Heritage Number 28128
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5400/161 D28437 A102


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