Industrial-feel upstairs space on bustling Hindley Street!

Facade of 97a Hindley St from street view

Searching for unmatched character in the city? Explore your creative vision with Hindley Street’s iconic “blue building”!

The space

Embrace the charm of a bygone era with this distinctive building at 97a Hindley Street – smack bang in the heart of Adelaide’s night-time precinct. This industrial-feel upstairs space presents a clean slate, offering approximately 200 sqm of potential. With concrete flooring, high ceilings, large windows and plumbing provisions for toilet installation, this spot is a versatile canvas for activation. Steeped in history, this space presents a rare chance to make your mark on the city’s “creative quarter”: 97a Hindley is ready for you to bring it to life.

The location

From the footpath, this bright upper level blue building catches the eye with its column-flanked balcony – an iconic backdrop for your venture. With a Mini Mart and kebab shop downstairs, you’ll be nestled next door to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Neighbours include 99 Gang Social and Renew Adelaide graduate Ancient World, with the nightlife of Hindley Street pulsing below.

Who you are

Renew Adelaide welcomes all creative ideas – whether it’s a day or night-time activation. While the tenancy lends itself to a hospitality concept, studio, gallery or office-based venture, we’re open to any ideas that bring new energy to this diverse precinct.

Space details

  • 97a Hindley Street
  • Hospitality / Studio / Office / Gallery
  • 200 sqm approx
    • Upstairs tenancy with access by stairwell only
    • Blank canvas
    • Concrete flooring 
    • Natural light
    • Night-time precinct 
    • Balcony access
    • Wednesday 17th April @ 4 pm
    • Wednesday 24th April @ 4 pm
    Register for inspection
  • Sunday 5th May

For tips on what to include your application, check out our application guide.

Frequently asked questions


How does the Renew Adelaide program work?


We partner with property owners and agents to offer rent-free spaces to emerging businesses, allowing them to test their concept in the Adelaide CBD. You can read more about our program on the how it works page.


How long is the rent-free period?


This differs with each space but the minimum term is a 30-day rolling licence. This means the licence continues each month, up until you or the lessor chooses to end the licence, giving 30 days notice. In some cases, we can negotiate a fixed rent-free period with our property partner anywhere up to 12 months, depending on your concept and the property owner’s goals.


What is the benefit of being on the Renew program?


In addition to the rent-free space, Renew Adelaide acts as a support system for new ventures and can help in areas you might not have experience in – whether it’s budgeting, marketing, visual merchandising or legal. Becoming a Renew Adelaide venture also provides you with greater exposure through our marketing channels.


How do I apply for this space?


If you’re interested in this space, we recommend you come along to an inspection to ask any questions you might have. From there, you can submit an application form via our website. Visit how to apply for full details on the application process.


Can I apply without an inspection?


We strongly encourage you to attend an inspection, however, if you’re unable to attend you can still apply. If you are successful in progressing to the next stage of the application process we can arrange a private inspection.


I’ve missed the application deadline, can I still apply?


If you see a space online but have missed the application deadline, it’s best to reach out to us to see if we’re still able to accept your application. Please be mindful we may be far along in the application process and may not be able to accept late applications. To avoid disappointment, please sign up to our mailing list on our website to be notified when new properties are available.

Love the space but isn’t right for you?

We’d love to hear about your concept and what kind of space you’re looking for. Share them with us via our expression of interest form here.

Need further information?

For more information about the Renew Adelaide program and the application process head to Who we are and How it works. If you have further questions we’re always happy to chat with you at the inspection or you can get in touch with us via the form below.

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