Over 700sq m of the former Holden factory in Elizabeth South would be converted into a 24/7 service station under a new $3 million plan.

Lionsgate Elizabeth Pty Ltd has lodged an application with Playford Council to build a United 24 servo with a Pie Face outlet across 7031sq m at 180 Phillip Highway.

The land is part of the former 122ha General Motors Holden factory which closed in late 2017.

The proposed site is currently an unused car park.

The wider location has since been rebranded as Lionsgate Business Park.

A Pie Face restaurant could be built at the site of the former Holden factory in Elizabeth South. Picture: Mike Knott

A Pie Face restaurant could be built at the site of the former Holden factory in Elizabeth South. Picture: Mike Knott

However, the proposal will not impact on a local heritage-listed office building which was constructed in 1958, a report lodged with the council read.

It would include four fuel bowsers with convenience store and drive through operating 24/7 with 16 carparks and a Pie Face store.

In Lionsgate’s application, consultant Cirqa stated the inclusion of Pie Face would not increase traffic to an unsatisfactory level.

“(Pie Face) generate relatively low levels of additional traffic compared to larger, high trade fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC and Hungry Jacks,” its report read.

It is expected to generate up to 190 trips during the afternoon peak hour period, Cirqa stated.

Playford Cr Marilyn Baker said it was a positive step forward for the site.

“The area has been looking very tired over recent years and a new development will certainly renew this part of the city,” Cr Baker said.

“And hopefully encourage other properties to improve their amenity.”

Extracted in full from: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/north-northeast/part-of-former-holden-factory-could-be-turned-into-a-247-united-service-station/news-story/c9783f8a3dacadd6aa62c0febbd98b5a

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