Demolition work on Macquarie Street site progresses

IT'S ALL DOWN: A panoramic view of the demolition work done at the 216 Macquarie Street site. Photo: BEN WALKER
IT'S ALL DOWN: A panoramic view of the demolition work done at the 216 Macquarie Street site. Photo: BEN WALKER

Maas Group Family Properties has wasted no time in pushing forward with its plan for a retail and residential apartment complex in Macquarie Street.

The site that was the former home of the production and printing of the Daily Liberal and associated titles has been reduced to rubble, just days after the concept drawing for the complex was revealed.

The plan includes contemporary ground floor retail and upper level commercial office space overlooking Macquarie Street, 200 serviced apartments and up to 90 residential apartments. 

The former Daily Liberal building’s proximity to the popular Old Bank restaurant will see the new building built around the eatery, and the developers have plans to redevelop and open up the lane beside the Old Bank to create a thriving café/restaurant and retail strip.

The building has been vacant since October of 2016 when the Daily Liberal office shifted 104 Talbragar Street.