Inner city living in Blake Organisation development Neufort Wickham

NEW OFFERING: An artist’s impression of Neufort Wickham, which will be built near Wickham Park and the Newcastle Interchange. Prices range from $295,000 to $650,000.Value for money in one of Newcastle’s up and coming hot spots will be on offer in Neufort Wickham.

That is the opinion of sales and marketing agentMark Kentwell, fromPRDnationwide Newcastle New Projects.

A display suite for the 135-apartment development has opened in Hunter Street Mall.

Neufort Wickhamwill be located on Railway Lane near Wickham Park. It was granted development application approval in January and will comprise a mix ofstudios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments plus retail and commercial space across a 4556 square metre site.

Mr Kentwell said there hadalready been strong interest from first home buyers, investors, students and young couples for the development which would have a level of finish normally only seen in high-end Sydney apartments.

“The kitchens have quality joinery and appliances and the bathrooms feature the latest designer tapware, tiles and accessories,” Mr Kentwell said.

“The finishes are very high end but the prices represent great value for money.”

The studios are priced between $295,000 and $375, 000. One-bedroom apartments range from $375,000 to $510,000 and the two-bedroom apartments are priced between $530,000 and $650.000.

Mark Kentwell

“Although there’ll be 143 car spaces, Neufort’s location is perfect for a car-free lifestyle,” Mr Kentwell said.

“Neufort is just steps away from the new Newcastle Interchange as well as a short walk or bike ride to Beaumont Street and Islington, Honeysuckle Marina, the CBD and University campus as well as our amazing beaches.

“Wickham is the city’s hot location that offers easy, contemporary living.”

The development is the first in Newcastle for experienced developer Blake Organisation. Managing director Peter Blake said Neufort was designed in line with the new Wickham Master Plan and the rich heritage of the suburb.

“Face brickwork provides warmth to the look of the buildings and reflect the style of the suburb’s signature buildings, such as the Wickham School and wool stores,” Mr Blake said.

“We want to create a high-quality, landmark development in this very attractive and central location.”

The development was designed by award-winning Newcastle firm EJE Architecture.

Construction is expected to start in 2019.