Geocon’s mega Northbourne Avenue project to shape light rail corridor

13 January 2017

Canberra developer Geocon has finalised plans for a mega 6200-square-metre precinct on Northbourne Avenue which will further connect the light rail network to the thriving suburb of Braddon.

‘Midnight’ will encompass a 160-room Abode Hotel, 250 residential apartments and 2500 square metres of commercial space.

The nine-storey building will be built on the existing NRMA House site at 92 Northbourne Avenue, opposite the future Eloura Street tram stop.

Midnight will feature a striking internal courtyard. Photo: Fender Katsalidis Architects, OCULUS

The $185-million project will bring an extra 200 public car spaces to the area, among three levels of basement car parking.

Geocon revealed the development’s latest details at an official launch on Friday.

Managing director Nick Georgalis said pedestrian connectivity between the tram stop and Mort Street in Braddon was an integral part of Midnight’s design, which also includes a public courtyard.

“The light rail is the most progressive thing to happen in Canberra since the international airport,” he said.

“Midnight will be the first of the high-density developments along the light rail route that will link the tram to the Braddon precinct and deliver vibrancy, amenities and services for the whole community.

“It’s probably the most prominent location in Canberra for a development.”

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