The architecture of the four buildings and the central backyard concept is what sets the Newstead Series development apart.A SITE previously held for 103 years is now the location of a series of four architectural icons, a building concept thought up by a developer and his friends over a coffee.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone is behind the Newstead Series, a collection of four boutique buildings with a total of 300 apartments and townhomes, which was born over a coffee date with some mates.Named after Australia’s famous wool presses, the four buildings are The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.With construction by Watpac well underway, completion is set for the end of the year with 90 per cent sold.Livingstone said the Series prime location was the biggest influence on the project, catering to local downsizes and young professionals looking for an upgraded lifestyle.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone and leading architect Liam Proberts from Bureau Proberts collaborated on the Newstead Series.“We see this side of Newstead as an exclusive owner-occupier enclave bounded by wide tree-lined streets,” he said.“You can get into the hustle and bustle of the city and Gasworks and then retreat back to this quiet enclave of Newstead North.”Leading architect Liam Proberts of Bureau Proberts said the project was quite distinctive as they were able to create configuration concepts from what was an untouched opportunity.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We came onto this project at the right time when council was looking to the future of the area, which meant we were essentially able to work with them to create the best possible outcome,” Proberts said.“We wanted to design a formation that would engage this collection of buildings with the community, using suburban scale artwork.”BCM real estate Home magazine for April 29: Newstead Series. John Livingstone and Liam Proberts.Across the four buildings buyers can choose from around 120 design configurations, meaning the majority of apartments and townhomes will have some unique features.Proberts said the “backyard” concept of the development was something that he loved.The Newstead Series has poured $2 million into the “backyard” which is central to the four buildings.The landscaping includes a 25 metre swimming pool, open lawns, outdoor dining areas, an outdoor LED cinema screen, outdoor gymnasium, sauna, communal herb gardens and a fire pit.“I love the Newstead Series backyard, it’s the one thing missing from most residential developments, so these four buildings are able to provide the backyard through the central landscape oasis,” he said.Newstead Series backyard.The Newstead Series hosted an evening for buyers and interested public at Rogue Bar and Bistro earlier this year with Proberts attending as a special guest, alongside Livingstone, and Ray White sales executive Hamish Bowman.The dynamic team spoke about some of the inspiration behind the collection with Proberts citing teamwork between council, developer, builder, artists and locals in the design process as a key defining factor of the project.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Sikkim completed the semi final line up in the 2nd T Ao North East International NEC (U-21) Gold cup Soccer Championship defeating Bangladesh 2-1 in a well contested game at SAI Sports complex today. Sanjay Chopel put ahead Sikkim in the 11 minutes but it took just nine minutes to Bangladesh to return the goal through Sakib Bepari. However in the 58th minutes Sanjay again scored for Sikkim which made the difference between the two sides.Sikkim along with Arunachal Pradesh moved into the semi final from pool ‘A’ collecting 9 and 7 points respectively from four games. Mizoram and Meghalaya are the other teams from pool ‘B’ who booked berth in the semi finals.Meanwhile in the other matches of the day Mizoram defeated Tripura by 4-0 at LNIPE, Sonapur while Nepal at the same venue beat Nagaland by 4-1. Meanwhile Manipur today registered a consolation 2-0 win against Meghalaya in the first match of the day at the SAI Sports complex.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTS
The Ghana National Amputee Football team, the Black Challenge, gallantly lost 1-2 to their Russian counterparts at the Amputee Football World Cup in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.The chilling weather had an effect on the Black Challenge who had to delve deep into their reserves to pull one goal back in the second half after a beautifully coordinated move initiated between Kofi Asare and Cephas Anum and perfectly finished by Collins Gyamfi.The two first half goals by the Russians came at a time the rains had set in, the second time in the Ghanaians three matches played so far but the shivering Ghanaians had no option than to keep their opponents at bay to avoid conceding more goals.In the second half, the Black Challenge changed the trend of the game with incisive moves into the half and the dee (penalty box) of the Russia who were eager to please their fans with tailor-measured passes and entertaining football.The match became a ding-dong affair as both sides tested their opposing goal keepers with some long-range shots matched by equally beautiful saves from the safe hands.The Russian keeper saved the day for his team with great saves that denied Collins Gyamfi, Africa’s Best scorer of the chance to bang in more goals; however, the goal poacher managed to increase his personal tally to three in three matches with the goal that reduced the deficit. Ghana still remain in second position on the league Group A table with six points behind Russia who have the maximum nine points from three matches. Ghana would have to win at least one match in the next game to keep the dream of winning gold alive.In another match, Africa’s other representative Liberia lost 2-8 to defending champions Uzbekistan, recording no point in three matches played in Group B.