Newcastle hotel development designed by sustainable architects Breathe for sale via auction

Breathe architecture

Eco properties on the market: A unique sustainable hotel development site in Newcastle, NSW is on the market, with approved plans in place to construct a 40-room hotel designed by Breathe Architecture. 

Located at 5-7 Fern Street, Islington, NSW for sale is 515 square metre site area over two lots, in a prime position adjacent to the Beaumont Street entertainment precinct and Hamilton train station, surrounded by amenity, close to cafes, restaurants, shopping and parks.

The designers, Breathe Architecture, focus on incorporating environmental principles to create unique buildings with a lighter footprint, that contribute to the local community and architectural landscape in a contextual and culturally responsive way.

The sustainability-focused architecture firm is known for designing the Paramount Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney, and for developing the Nightingale projects, which won the national sustainability awards in 2013, 2018, 2019. Nightingale Ballarat is in the running for the Melbourne design awards, to be released 7 July. 

The “Little Gem” boutique hotel design features vibrant living spaces centred around a welcoming lobby and co-working area, 40 guest rooms with digital hotel security system, 16 on-site parking spaces, 10 bicycle spaces and ground floor commercial space. 

Sustainability aspects include double glazed glass windows and doors for increased thermal efficiency and natural light, and vegetated trellis that provide the benefits of improving air quality, decreasing urban heat island effects, and providing a further layer of insulation on the facade preventing heat loss.

Currently on the lot is one residential weatherboard cottage and a car park.

Knight Frank is responsible for the listing to the market for sale via Online Auction, closing 11am Thursday 7 July 2022.

The property last sold in October 2018 as two separate lots amounting to $925,000.

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