The first stage of Cbus Property’s Newmarket Randwick master planned development, will be know as Newmarket Residences. It will include 128 apartments across two eight-storey buildings, set among a vibrant retail plaza that provides direct connection from Barker Street to a new 5000 square metre public park.
Situated in the north eastern corner of historic Inglis stable site, the landscape will maintain the character of Newmarket through a planting strategy and materials palette that make reference to beautiful grounds of the original property. Emphasis is given to the defining vista through the public park to the Big Stables.
The design maximises the usable exterior environment for public and private use, with the space broken up into 3 typologies – pedestrian thoroughfares allowing for easy accessibility, 2.5m wide alfresco dining, and a central break out space. The retail laneway will be defined by a formal arbor structure, with climbers creating an ephemeral green spine, feature focal trees, high quality stone pavers, recycled brick wall and a water feature.
The iconic Morton Bay fig tree that has sheltered the sale yards for more than a century will be central to the design, as will the use of natural resources sourced from the current site, including salvaging and repurposing the hardwood timber the stables were constructed from to construct a timber deck around the historic fig tree. Steel hooks in the back of each horse stall will be salvaged for use along the retail strip so visitors can tie up their dogs.
Private resident gardens and courtyards will feature existing trees, ferns and groundcover, turfed spaces, floating timber walkway, pergola, artworks and sculptural seating.