CCBR Business Review

19 P R O P E R T Y N E W S Gosford Gateway redevelopment now on exhibition PLANS FOR A $300 million redevelop- ment of Gosford Gateway Centre opposite Gosford Station is now on exhibition with the Department of Planning. The redevelopment of the Gateway Centre has been going through two years of design phases with State Government and stakeholders. The 80,000 sqm redevelopment will be a mix of Commercial, Education, Entertainment, Retail, Student Living, Independent Living Units and will provide over 3000 jobs. The development will comprise 3 Towers with the tallest one topping out at 33 storeys and will be the tallest building in Gosford. 0ver 40,000 sqm of High qual- ity commercial floorspace, 20,000 sqm of Education/Tertiary floorspace, 15,000 sqm of retail/and entertainment and 5000 sqm of public open space A redeveloped Gateway Centre will become an Education, Entertainment and Commercial Precinct with 1200 car spaces. It will provide much anticipated employ- ment opportunities for the local commu- nity by attracting businesses and compa- nies to Gosford particularly with its direct connection to Gosford Station and bus interchange. A large conference facility is planned and will be accessible to the local and greater community as part of the education hub. The masterplan has nominated a large public plaza opposite the heritage listed Burns Park. The space will be activated night and day by restaurants/bars /cafés and a super- market. It will be a landscaped green space breakout area for audiences at the audito- rium but also for community and cultural events and a space to be used by the work- ing community during the week. Mouse House – A new workspace concept Architects’ image of propose Gosford Gateway Centre redevelopment Warren Hughes with Steve Mailey Directors of Stevens Construction following completion of Mouse House Self Storage & InnovativeWork Space Seeing a market shift in the demand from traditional industrial units to smaller ‘mini’ units for micro and mobile businesses, property developer Warren Hughes has just completed the Mouse House Self Storage & Innovative Work Space units at North Gosford. Designed by MJ Cassidy and Associates and built by Stevens Construction the first stage of the Mouse House units in Carey Street, North Gosford comprise 10 units of 30+ sqm x 6 metres high allowing for mezzanine and 26 containers. The gated complex will have full security including passcode entry and CCTV. All will be available for lease with none being offered for sale. Mr Hughes said there is a growing demand for this size unit from small distributors, online businesses, trades- men and mobile mechanics and he sees a strong demand coming from the growing number of residential apartment owners in and around the Gosford CBD. “Over the next five years, following this pandemic, we are going to see a rethink by people downsizing their res- idential and commercial space needs. And on the Central Coast this will also be the case with more people finding they can work just as effectively work- ing from home,” he said. Raine & Horne Commercial Erina have been appointed leasing agents. CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW OCTOBER 2020