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Newcastle Station

Award for Heritage

Newcastle, NSW

The transformation of the former Newcastle Railway Station site as a key element of the revitalisation of the Newcastle City Centre has been sensitively delivered to maximise the significant heritage values of the site and buildings, and create new opportunities for the site to be an important large-event public place, ideally situated between the City Centre, Harbour and Foreshore Park.

The project included the reconstruction of an original two storey verandah on Scott Street, which had been lost to unsympathetic infill in the 1920’s, in original materials and detailing, based on research and historical photos. The new verandah and restoration of original openings between separate buildings creates a more active connection of the site with the surrounding city context, and provides more permeable public edges to the site and buildings. The project has resulted in the activation of ‘The Station’ as a valuable public space in Newcastle.