Perkins and KingNewcastle NSW Australia
Newcastle East End represents a master plan for a large portion of Newcastle town centre along Hunter Street. Block 1 is located at the west end of the master plan, bordered by Perkins and Wolfe Streets, and contains four residential buildings atop a retail ground plane. A new through site link and open public space evolved through a Design Excellence process.
This challenging project involved three architects (SJB, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Durbach Block Jaggers) and several heritage items, including the listed Scott’s building which up until recently housed David Jones within the Hunter Street Mall retail precinct.
There are several layers of architectural periods represented throughout existing buildings in Newcastle. There are strong precedents for the use of durable materials, particularly masonry, as well as many examples for the use of colour which provides a point of difference and reinforces Newcastle’s character and coastal location. All the new buildings aim to celebrate and contribute to the town centres unique character.
View along Perkins Street of building A and B (Designed by SJB)
View on the corner of Hunter and Perkins Street of building B (Designed by SJB)
View on Hunter Street of building C (Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer)
View on Wolfe Street of building D (Designed by Durback Block Jaggers)