The rejuvenation of Newcastle’s CBD received another boost this month with The City of Newcastle approving the DA application for Darby Plaza, a new eight storey A Grade office and retail building located at the junction of Hunter Street and Darby Street.
Jonathan Craig, GWH Managing Director welcomed the news as it brings the local company one step closer to beginning construction and providing a state-of-the-art building to Newcastle.
“GWH are already in detailed discussions with a number of key tenants and today’s announcement brings us one step closer to being onsite and commencing construction this year,” Jonathan said.
“Technology is transforming the way tenants interact with their buildings. Corporations are now looking for greater building efficiencies to lower their operating costs and work environments that enhance staff’s experiences through community, wellness and sustainability.”
Darby Plaza will deliver smart building technology via a technology stack which includes an integrated Building Management System and a customised ‘front of house’ mobile app providing tenants and their staff personalised real time updates and access to services and information within the broader community.
Delivering on City of Newcastle’s strategy to provide a new community focused public space and improve movement from Darby Street through to the foreshore, Darby Plaza includes a cafe kiosk at the ground level, encouraging use and activation adjacent to the 1000 sqm plaza being delivered as part of the development.
Adam Leacy from Commercial Collective said this will be a great addition and site for the city.
“This is a key site for the city which links the foreshore with Hunter St and Darby Street,” Adam said.
“This isn’t a standard commercial development, GWH are really delivering on current market expectations. The end-of-trip facilities include surfboard lockers, bike storage, showers and changerooms, a towel service and ride share capabilities,” he continued.
The expected date of completion is said to be mid-2021, making Darby Plaza one of the next physical, A-grade buildings on the ground in Newcastle.
GWH has been developing & building commercial, industrial and residential buildings in the Newcastle and Hunter Region for over twenty-three years.
IMAGE | Plans set in motion for Darby Street plaza after application approval.
GWH Build specialises in the construction and development of properties across a range of sectors including industrial, commercial, hotel (accommodation) and residential, on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.
Located in close proximity to Newcastle in the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, GWH Build has a reputation for delivering high-quality end-to-end solutions for our clients that exceed Australian Standards.We continue to build on a proud history and will celebrate 20 years in the industry.