Midnight is coming
13 January 2017
GEOCON has set its sights on transforming the Northbourne Avenue corridor with its latest development, ‘Midnight’.
Announced today on site at 92 Northbourne Ave – adjacent to the Elouera St light rail stop – Midnight will be a new mixed-use precinct for Braddon, incorporating residential apartments, a 160-room hotel under the Abode Hotels chain, 2500m2 of ground floor retail and commercial and a basement car park with 200 dedicated public parking spaces.
GEOCON has again teamed up with world-renowned designers Fender Katsalidis Architects and OCULUS – specialists in urban planning and design – to deliver Midnight. The vision was ensuring the project interacted with the light rail to enhance pedestrian connectivity between Northbourne Ave and Mort Street.
“The light rail is the most progressive thing to happen in Canberra since the international airport,” GEOCON Managing Director Nick Georgalis 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.”
As Midnight is in a very prominent position along the Northbourne corridor, Mr Georgalis said the calibre of the development had to be more exceptional than ever – starting with a cutting edge design that would be remembered for years to come.
Beginning with the exterior, Midnight is inspired by its surroundings and has been designed to play on the duality and unique characteristics of Northbourne Ave and Mort St.
“Only a hundred metres separate them but they are completely different environments and experiences,” said FKA Architect David Sutherland.
“Midnight links them, but doesn’t merge them. Instead Midnight responds to the character of each.”
As you enter Midnight, an intriguing landscape of gardens, a cave-like atrium and cascading waterfall create a sense of mystery, sophistication and intrigue that resonates throughout the entire precinct.
The mix of apartment styles on offer include 1 bedroom, 1 + study, compact 2’s, standard 2’s, large 2’s and 3 bedroom units, with a limited number of exclusive top floor 3 bedroom penthouses with rooftop terraces. Residents also have access to the pool, gym, private cabanas and outdoor kitchen facilities.
“Canberra’s inner-city buyers are looking for a unique and differentiated product that has “X factor” and represents good value for money,’ Mr Georgalis said.
“With apartments starting at $350,000, ‘Midnight’ offers an affordable option for people seeking a more sustainable, inner-city lifestyle.”
Construction of the $185 million development will commence mid-2017, with market release anticipated next month.
Around 1500 jobs will be created during construction, which is expected to take two years to complete.