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Purpose living project on track with community needs

A new development planned for Hall Street at Maryville will provide the ideal living space for those seeking ‘cycle-friendly’ inner city housing to suit their lifestyle.
Mavid Group has submitted a Development Application following extensive collaboration with Newcastle City Council’s planning department, along with an independent expert cycling consultant, to ensure the project meets the needs of residents and the surrounding community.
Located alongside Throsby Creek the proposed Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD), Velocity, has been designed by local award winning architects CKDS Architecture and will contain 33 twostorey townhouses intended to fit with the natural environment and existing profile of the site.
The dwellings include efficient bicycle access to front entry and kitchen service zones, dedicated and controlled cycleway access points, on-site bicycle parking, along with private and shared outdoor spaces. Development Manager for Mavid Group, Peter Childs, says Maryville, Wickham and Islington are fast becoming places of choice for people wanting to integrate their lifestyle with recreational activities such as cycling, rowing, canoeing and paddle boarding.
“During the design phase we worked closely with council and internationally respected cycle design expert Dr Steven Fleming.” Mr Childs said.
“This project has been described as a model for future inner city developments as it not only encourages and supports less vehicular activity for residents but also embraces, capitalises and improves on established cycleway infrastructure used by the wider community.”
In conjunction with the new development, the existing cycleway is proposed to be widened to 3 metres with an additional 2.5 metre dedicated walkway installed.
“Velocity is a shining example of how architects and developers can work together to design modern urban and purpose built living spaces,” Mr Childs said.