NEWCASTLE EAST END
Revitalisation Project
Client: Iris Capital
Value: Undisclosed
Overview

In January 2017, City Plan Heritage (CPH) was engaged by Iris Capital to prepare a range of conservation management documents for the Newcastle East End project located along Hunter, Perkins, King & Newcomen Streets, Newcastle. Our team is assisting and advising a design team of three renown architectural firms, SJB Architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects & Durbach Block Jaggers Architects in achieving the best urban design & heritage outcome for the precinct.

Development

The Newcastle East End site, as part of the commercial hub of Newcastle city centre, is characterised by range of historic buildings of various periods & styles as well as a town plan dating from 1823. The existing building stock along Hunter & Perkins Streets intersection is dominated by 1900-1910s buildings, while the Hunter & Newcomen Streets intersection is dominated by 1920s buildings. King Street building stock largely date from the 1960s. The principle aim of the development is to maintain & enhance the area’s distinctive identity, special qualities & sense of place as an historic & commercial hub of Newcastle city centre, through the development of a mixed-use development comprising retail, commercial, public spaces & residential apartments.

Our Involvement

City Plan Heritage is currently working within a multi-disciplinary team to guide the development of a Master Plan for the precinct, including the development of a Conservation Management Plan for the whole study area, Heritage Impact Statements, Schedule of Conservation Works and ongoing provision of Heritage Design Advice. The development site occupies a large portion of the commercial precinct & has a high potential to change its character therefore City Plan Heritage, at the beginning of the project, prepared a set of heritage design parameters/ principles to minimise impact & ensure the new infill buildings fit comfortably & in some cases positively contribute & enhance this important established historic character.