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The The Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel has approved The Store Residences’ development application, giving the greenlight for construction of the luxury CBD apartments to start at the end of the year.

“DOMA understands the significance of the Store site to the local community and that its redevelopment provides an opportunity to create a legacy for future generations to appreciate,” DOMA’s Newcastle Development Director, Chris Farrington said.

“At every step of this multi-faceted and staged project we have engaged with leading experts to ensure we get the design just right.

“For The Store Residences, this included our award-winning architect, Bates Smart, working hand in hand with the Design Review Panel, which consists of three independent architects including one representing the NSW Government Architect, to develop a design for the towers that is both aesthetically beautiful and reflects the heritage of the site.”

Construction of the residential towers will include design elements that echo the original façade and window shapes of the former Store buildings; while the use of masonry as the primary material in the podium level takes it cues from other historical buildings in Newcastle

When completed, The Store Residences will bring to the Newcastle market an additional three hundred and sixty homes. The exceptionally well-appointed 1,2,3 and 4-bedroom apartments will be complemented by one acre of resort like facilities.

“The Store will set a new precedent for apartment living in Newcastle through its unrivalled amenity and connectivity,” Mr Farrington said. “Residents will be able to access a host of recreational facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court, bbq area, community gardens, children’s playground and rooftop observation deck. From their light-filled apartments, residents will enjoy views of the Newcastle skyline, the harbour and local beaches.

“We are very excited that with Development Approval we can now start work to bring our vision to life.

“Those who have purchased an apartment or are considering making The Store their home now have certainty that the project will proceed.

“Homes in The Store are in strong demand, with nearly all the first tower already sold out.” 


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