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.
Genoa have signed free agent Ahmed Barusso, but the Serie A club are set to immediately loan him out to another outfit.The Ghanaian, who spent last season at Nocerina, has been picked up on a free transfer after his contract at Roma expired.Reports today suggest that Serie B side Novara are keen on taking the player following their relegation from the top flight.Capital club Roma signed the 28-year-old in the summer of 2007 from Rimini, but he made just three appearances for the club before a long line of loan deals at teams such as Galatasaray, Brescia and Torino.
0Shares0000“Personally I am motivated and I will meet the players tomorrow and try to motivate them as well. We have worked so hard to ensure we weren’t automatically relegated and we can’t let that hard work go away like that,” Muyoti further noted. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Thika United have finally agreed to the promotion and relegation play-off between them and Ushuru FC, ending months of push and shove between the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF).On Thursday, the KPL Governing Council meeting ‘advised’ to allow Thika take part in the play-off, but added that they were not obligated to play. Thika head coach Nicholas Muyoti has confirmed to Capital Sport that the team had been informed of the development and will be resuming training on Saturday, a week to the play off date.“The management communicated to us and we have made arrangements to return to training. It hasn’t turned out the way I would have wished but anyway it is what has been decided and we have to follow. I know we have what it takes to remain in the league,” Muyoti said.Posta Rangers midfielder Georson Likono goes dowon under a challenge from Thika United’s Eugene Said Tsuma during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on September 23, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA source close to Capital Sport has learned that the top brass of the KPL management and Governing Council knew they did not have a watertight case in the event they refused the idea of the play-off.“FKF wrote a letter to KPL in March and they never responded. It was just after the tribunal ruling and before the season started which is as prescribed in the 2015 MoU. Either way we knew that in the event this thing went back to the tribunal, we didn’t have a case,” the KPL source said.He added; “At the end of the day we had to take this decision because we would have had long fights which are not necessary. We want to make peace with FKF and agreeing to this play-off was one way to avert any fights with them.”FKF made the decision to have a play-off between the 16th placed team from the KPL and the third placed team after the automatic relegation and promotion of the top two and bottom two teams from the KPL and NSL respectively.Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe league managers were however objective of the move, insisting they would stick to the agreement in 2015 that dictated only two teams which finish bottom will be relegated and a similar number from the NSL promoted.Thika just but managed to finish 16th in the concluded season after a 1-0 win over Bandari at home and they hope to confirm their league status with a win against Ushuru over the two legs set for December 10 and 13.“Personally I am motivated and I will meet the players tomorrow and try to motivate them as well. We have worked so hard to ensure we weren’t automatically relegated and we can’t let that hard work go away like that,” Muyoti further noted.The coach has also hinted they will recall midfielder Said Tsuma from the national team as they need him for the crucial tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)