Quality architecture a feature of new Honeysuckle buildings

Designs for new buildings at Honeysuckle unveiled today feature high quality architecture that will make a great contribution to the streetscape and the city centre’s urban renewal says the Hunter Development Corporation (HDC).

The release of the artist impression of the $58 million residential development at 21 Honeysuckle Drive, to be marketed as “Lume Apartments” coincides with lodgement of a development application with the Department of Planning.

HDC CEO Michael Cassel said the Corporation wanted to set a high standard of built form and public open spaces for the remaining development at Honeysuckle.

“HDC is lifting the standard for new buildings and public spaces to inspire residents and visitors alike,” Mr Cassel said.

“This project creates 154 new dwellings and 226 m2 of commercial/retail space and high quality finishes for Worth Place Park West and the 8m-wide public promenade on the water’s edge.

“HDC will be commissioning an updated design of the Worth Place West public domain with landscaping to be aligned with construction of the new buildings,” Mr Cassel said.

Doma Group’s General Manager of Development, Gavin Edgar said the SJB Architect’s designed building brought a new level of quality to the Honeysuckle precinct and was a feature of their selection by HDC.

“Doma wants to be involved in high quality projects that attract people – we feel this design will really achieve that,” Mr Edgar said.

The development will consist of three dual-height buildings – seven stories fronting Honeysuckle Drive and two stories facing the harbour.

The project consists of a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom units, and includes ten terrace-style dwellings and ground floor commercial/retail units to activate Honeysuckle Drive.

The buildings will also feature 320m2 of communal space featuring a gymnasium, swimming pool and common room, two levels of car parking (190 spaces) and parking for 222 bicycles.

This will be Doma Group’s second development, having completed 18 Honeysuckle Drive earlier in the year. Pending development approval, construction on the project could commence late in 2017 or early in 2018.

Doma Group was recently awarded the national Property Council of Australia Innovation award for their Little National Hotel in Canberra.