9 March | news

Investing in the revitalisation of the Newcastle CBD

We recently lodged a Development Application (DA) with City of Newcastle for  Darby Plaza, a new eight storey 'A Grade' office building located at the junction of Hunter Street and Darby Street within Newcastle’s CBD.

Jonathan Craig, GWH Managing Director says that “Interest in the CBD has increased from local and interstate businesses following the continued rejuvenation activity and we identified there was a shortage of 'A grade' office space currently available.”

Designed by architects EJE, Darby Plaza is situated on land released by Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation and will consist of over 8,200 sqm of ‘A’ grade office space and a generous activated outdoor plaza area.

Delivering on City of Newcastle’s strategy to provide a new community focused public space and improve movement from Darby Street through to the foreshore, Darby Plaza includes a cafe kiosk at the ground level, encouraging use and activation adjacent to the plaza.

Interest from companies to lease space within Darby Plaza has been strong, with a number of major local and national companies already in discussions.

The building will include end of trip facilities for staff, proximity to 2 light rail stops, 138 car parks and the retail amenity of nearby Darby Street. Adam Leacy & Matt Kearny of the newly formed Commercial Collective agency have been appointed as leasing agents.


We are passionate about being a part of the continued transformation of the CBD and recently moved our headquarters from Thornton to our award-winning Aero development in Hunter Street.

“The move to Hunter Street is one we were excited to make. We see the strong and positive economic impacts that are occurring as businesses move back into the CBD.” Says Jonathan.

From owning an apartment in Newcastle’s tallest tower or completing your next retail store, to enabling you to grow your business in your own industrial space - we pride ourselves on making things possible.

There continues to be a high level of interest for our current residential projects, with our SKY Residences in Newcastle’s CBD now at 50% sold, Highpoint Charlestown is due for completion in early 2020 and is over 70% sold, plus the boutique 121Elder development in Lambton recently commenced construction after strong early pre-sales.

Once the DA for Darby Plaza has been approved, it is anticipated that we will complete the building ready for occupation in late 2020.


Commercial Enquiries please contact the Commercial Collective:

Adam Leacy 0421 613 160
Matt Kearney 0427 921 206

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