TRINITY POINT, COMMERCIAL PRECINCT
Located on Lake Macquarie 90 minutes north of Sydney and 30 minutes south of Newcastle, the Trinity Point precinct is currently undergoing a $388m development that will include a large residential precinct comprising 250 two- and three-bedroom apartments in addition to 196 residential homes. The adjacent commercial precinct will centre around a landmark 200-seat restaurant, bar, café and 300-seat function room supported by a wedding lawn and 200-seat marquee, 60-room hotel, business conference facilities, resort-style pool, spa, gym, retail stores and tourist operator offices. Finally, a 188-berth marina and helipad will earmark the precinct as a prime function and getaway venue on the New South Wales central coast. Supporting marina offices, lounge facilities, ancillary retail stores and a chandlery will also be offered on site.
The siting of the commercial precinct buildings is sensitive to the context of the existing natural environment while engaging and activating the foreshore. The eastward positioning of the function centre and hotel buildings creates both a strong physical and visual connection to the waterfront and opens up the spaces between the buildings. The articulation and placement of the hotel engages with the water’s edge at the north and formally recedes away from the foreshore at its southern tip, providing access to the water and vistas across the bay.