This is the sight which will greet people alighting from trains on the Mann St side of Gosford Railway Station if a proposal now under considerations by the State Government gets the green light.
ADG Architects have released their concept designs for the $300M Gosford Gateway, a three tower education and commercial precinct set to replace the existing Gateway Centre in Mann St.
The 10,000 sqm site will transform into a sustainable multi-use precinct of three towers totalling 80,000 sqm of floor space, if approved as a State Significant Development. The provision of Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEAR) for the mixed use development follows 12 months of early design phases and consultation with Central Coast Council and the State Government. A
DG Architects’ vision for the education hub includes a 600- seat auditorium, and conference facilities to be accessible to the public. Student and retirement independent living units are also proposed in the concept plans, as well as a supermarket and other retail outlets, with public access and thoroughfares through to the heritage listed Burns Park. The masterplan incorporates part of the existing Gateway Centre structure and will also house 1,200 car spaces.
“Our design is locally driven, with a strong focus on adaptive reuse and sustainability. The towers will be split by a large public plaza of landscaped green spaces and our building materials and practices will all be renewable,” ADG Architects Principal, Anthony Kelly, said. “This masterplan has been designed for the people of the Central Coast.
“We are dedicated to utilising local consultants for the project.” Kelly said the public plaza would be a true community and cultural epicentre for the region, activated by restaurants, bars and cafes, and providing an important connection between Gosford CBD, the railway station and the bus interchange that operates opposite the site.
“We’re really excited about what this project will do for the region, particularly the stateof-the-art education hub,” he said. “Gosford has been crying out for quality education facilities for quite some time and we’re proud to provide a design plan that could bring this to life.
“The ripple effect of proposing projects like this won’t just be felt in Gosford. “We’re confident that this education and commercial precinct will benefit the entire Central Coast.” With the plans now with SEARs, it is expected that the concept masterplan Development Application (DA) will be submitted early this year.
Source: Media release, Jan 6 ADG Architects