With the demolition of the existing residential structure and facilities at 3 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay, we remained mindful of continuity of their accommodation intake whilst ensuring that the site was left safe, operational and clean.
The renovation included excavation and building of a new basement carpark, brand new 3 level hostel wings (many with fresh, bright new private ensuited rooms), new tropical landscaping to the entire expanded complex and the full replacement of all kitchen facilities, providing a fresh resort-style vibe, user-friendly open plan for patrons to prepare meals.
The front façade as well as full reception facilities were given a complete makeover ensuring a very modern, welcoming feeling.
GCB were also able to offer the hostel improved fire safety standards and accessibility facilities throughout.
As Byron Bay YHA is committed to reducing their environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services, GCB included organic design features into the project to maintain integration into the finished product.
Client: YHA Limited
Location: Byron Bay NSW
Architect: Shane Thompson