New apartments heading to Bondi Beach's Hall Street

Brian Meyerson, of the Surry Hills-based MHNDU, signed off on the plans for the five-level development, a stones throw from Bondi Beach's famous Campbell Parade

New apartments heading to Bondi Beach's Hall Street
The proposed plans by MHNDU. Image credit: MHNDU

Hall Street, Bondi Beach's shop mecca, is set for a swanky new $8 million arcade precinct and apartment development.

Development approval has been sought for a new arcade and 25 apartments across 31 Hall Street and 35-37 Hall Street, building behind the heritage building and facade which will remain at the street front.

Brian Meyerson, of the Surry Hills-based MHNDU, signed off on the plans for the five-level development, a stones throw from Bondi Beach's famous Campbell Parade.

"By approaching the design for the two sites holistically, we were able to create a new arcade split between the two sites," the design statement from MHNDU read.

"This new arcade will function as an extension of the public domain along Hall Street, and the iconic Campbell Parade beachside strip.

"The arcade will be lined with new commercial spaces, for retail or food and beverage tenancies to occupy. This will enliven the arcade and bring the public domain into the site.

New apartments heading to Bondi Beach's Hall Street
The proposed arcade dissecting the two buildings. Image credit: MHNDU

The design statement said series of green courtyards will break up the length of the new arcade, bringing light and greenery to create a sense of openness and tranquility.

The apartments, all one bedders, have been designed to offer private open space. Each apartment has been designed to be cross-through, for a good level of ventilation, and will each have a balcony of a minimum 8 sqm.

The majority of apartments will be north-facing with good access to sunlight.

New apartments heading to Bondi Beach's Hall Street

Hall Street has recently seen huge demand a few doors down, where the Koichi Takada-designed Aqualine, a boutique development of 17, achieved a sell-out well before completion, which is slated for mid-next year.

Boheme is one of Hall Street's most luxury developments. Completed nearly a decade ago, the never-lived-in penthouse sold to the philanthropist Tanya Carnegie for $10.8 million in 2017.

The development plans at a glance

The proposed design considers its context and the character of the neighbourhood, through the following:

• The proposed new building is located at the rear of the site behind the existing contributory item. The proposed new building is not readily visible from the street.

• The proposed new building is separated from the exiting contributory item by a central courtyard. Architecturally/contextually, this allows for a clear distinction between ‘old’ and ‘new’. Using a courtyard to separate the two forms also provides a healthy environment for the apartments and common corridors, which look out to it.

• Economically, the development is ‘mixed use’, retaining the existing commercial / retail function at the front of the site facing Hall Street, and proposing residential apartments at the back. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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