CKDS Architecture delivers quality design for Newcastle’s west end renewal


CKDS Architecture is excited by Newcastle City Council’s recent announcement to relocate from its King Street headquarters to the Gateway II development in the city’s west end.

The five-storey building on the corner of Hunter Street and Stewart Avenue is currently under construction. The project has been designed in partnership with CKDS Architecture and PTW and subject to a Design Excellence process that includes the NSW Government Architects.

Newcastle City Council plans to shift administration and 400 staff to the new premises in 2019.

CKDS Director Stuart Campbell said the fully commercial building offers approximately 10,000sqm of office space and large meeting areas. Specific design features include a five level entry atrium space, rooftop courtyard, high spec glazing and façade systems.

“This was a fantastic process that ensured a high degree of rigour through ongoing design reviews from design to construction documentation,” said Stuart.

“CKDS is incredibly proud to be playing such an important role in helping to create quality urban spaces for our city’s future.”

CKDS Architecture also designed the Gateway I project on the corner of Parry St and Stewart Ave. The award winning project helped to ignite the resurgence in the west end and has served as a catalyst for the city’s renewal.