New Canberra development to provide pedestrian link between Braddon, light rail line

13 January 2017

A new $185 million development in the heart of Canberra us being billed as an essential link between Braddon and the upcoming light rail project.

The mixed-use development on Northbourne Avenue — named Midnight — will include 250 residential apartments and a hotel, along with commercial space and a link connecting the nearby Braddon precinct to the light rail stop planned for Eloura Street.

Geocon managing director Nick Georgalis, whose company is developing the site, said the development was designed specifically to provide pedestrian connectivity between Northbourne Avenue and Mort Street in Braddon.

“Midnight’s a very exciting project for our business and Canberra,” he said.”It’s the first major project on the light rail route … light rail has been an enormous impact and influence on the design of the project.”

In recent years Braddon has undergone a process of urban renew, as a number of new restaurants, businesses and apartment buildings have popped up in the suburb.

200 extra public parking spaces for Braddon

Promotional material touts the design direction of the new development as “an intoxicating mix of late night sophistication and inner city edginess”.

Geocon has partnered with the Fender Katsalidis Architects for the Midnight project, the design firm behind parts of New Acton including the award-winning Nishi Building.

Mr Georgalis said the development would also include three full levels of basement parking, including 200 public car spaces.

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