Revitalising a piece of Newcastle heritage

(Source: Colliers)
(Source: Colliers)

There’s a certain magic to buildings with a rich and storied past. Each brick and every beam hold tales of times gone by, weaving a tapestry of history that adds depth and character to the structure.

In a world increasingly dominated by modernity, heritage buildings stand as timeless monuments to bygone eras, preserving the essence of generations past for future generations to cherish and admire.

Nowhere is that more important than The Station – Newcastle’s iconic former train station in the heart of the city’s East End.

The captivating ensemble of buildings that make up The Station stands as a premier showcase of Victorian architecture and an iconic emblem of the regional rail expansion into NSW. Its initial buildings, crafted in 1858, marked a revolutionary chapter, offering unprecedented access to and from Newcastle.

Nowadays, the heritage buildings feature meticulously restored exteriors that mirror Newcastle’s prosperity and rich transport legacy and provide 1755sqm of floor space prime for repurposing into a truly special destination offering.

A rare long-term lease opportunity

The history of The Station is remarkable but its future is exciting – offering boundless opportunities for growth, creativity and transformation.

Available on a long-term lease for up to 99 years, the site’s zoning opens up possibilities for an extensive array of commercial activities with flexibility for the establishment of new and diverse businesses.

Combining historic structures, a spacious landscaped piazza and a coveted city location with stunning views of the waterfront, The Station is amongst the city’s most valuable assets with unprecedented repurposing potential.

The vision for the site’s development is to create a must-visit destination to gather, celebrate and experience a reimagined heritage space – a place with year-round activation that attracts local and global visitors, time and time again.

Newcastle: An enviable city to live, work and play

With its world-class coastline and pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, renowned wineries and major events, Newcastle and the wider Hunter region attract millions of tourists annually.

Newcastle – the region’s economic hub and award-winning “Top Tourist Town” – is the jewel of the Hunter, offering a thriving food, culture and arts scene, in an idyllic coast-meets-city location.

Recent substantial infrastructure investments by the NSW Government have fueled growth in hotels, and residential and commercial development. The city now boasts a skilled workforce, a flourishing start-up sector, and expertise in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defence, tourism and energy.

Known as one of the most desirable places in Australia to live, Newcastle is a city in which developers have also been channelling substantial investments, realising its rare and unique value proposition.

Unlock The Station’s potential

The site’s long-term lease offers the once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform 1 hectare of Newcastle’s heritage, leveraging the site’s prime location, unique features and opportunity for development, to create an iconic landmark destination for tourism and hospitality.

Already a much-loved hub for social and cultural activity, this is a chance to create a landmark tourism and hospitality destination.

  • To find out more, get in touch with Colliers Newcastle or contact Peter Macadam T: 0402 074 159, email or Michael Chapman, T: 0402 724 841 or email