Late last year, St Hilliers entered into joint venture with The Spotlight Group to develop 711 Hunter Street. This landmark design to reimagine the former Spotlight and Anaconda building has been unveiled following a targeted architectural design competition.
A three-member independent jury unanimously selected the innovative design by Plus Architecture for the proposed redevelopment in Newcastle West, which extends from Hunter Street to King Street and along the northern side of National Park Street.
Their winning design has an overall height of 90 metres and features 267 dwellings across two towers, as well as approximately 1400 square metres of commercial floorspace and 322 parking spaces, with an estimated construction cost of $100 million.
“City of Newcastle congratulates Plus Architecture on their winning design and commends the joint venture partners, St Hilliers and The Spotlight Group, for their commitment to the ongoing revitalisation of Newcastle’s West End”, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
St Hilliers Property Project Director Paul Smith said the design competition has been a great way to bring the best architectural talent and ideas to the fore for this prominent site in Newcastle’s West End.
“The quality of architectural design presented by Plus Architecture is really impressive and we look forward to further refining the design by incorporating the jury’s recommendations before proceeding to the next phase,” Mr Smith said.
“With a development of this significance, we will work closely with Plus Architecture to set sustainability targets and quality design outcomes during the more detailed development application phase, including a focus on thermal comfort, energy, waste and water.”
A development application for the site is expected to be lodged by St Hilliers and The Spotlight Group in the first half of 2022.
Read the media release below from Newcastle Council for more information.