Client: Ognis Pty Ltd
Location: Mount White
Duration: May 2016 - Dec 2016
Services: Town Planning
Ashbrookes Road, Mount White
Barker Ryan Stewart is proud to have assisted the John Singleton Group with the conversion of the Princeton wholesale plant nursery into top-end foodie destination Saddles Bakehouse-Eatery-Nursery. Inspired by its stunning natural setting, the John Singleton Group has delivered a stylish country homestead style restaurant overlooking a scenic farm dam. The bakehouse and eatery are being run by successful restaurateurs Cameron & Hayley Cansdell. Together, they own other Central Coast establishments including Bombini Restaurant at Avoca Beach and fish dining at Point Frederick. Located on the Old Pacific Highway midway between Sydney and the Central Coast, Saddles is destined to be a popular foodie and nursery destination on what is becoming known as the Central Coast Harvest trail.
John Singleton Group approached Barker Ryan Stewart with the objective of building a restaurant on the wholesale nursery site. However, the local zoning controls did not permit a standalone restaurant. Barker Ryan Stewart’s planners investigated the planning guidelines and identified that restaurants are permissible if they form part of a Garden Centre. From this advice, the concept of renewing the Princeton Nursery to a modern Garden Centre with a restaurant and bakehouse was established. Other constraints on the development included the lack of an available sewerage connection and overland flooding issues.
Barker Ryan Stewart’s engineers undertook investigations to provide on-site effluent disposal and a flood impact analysis to capture stormwater flows in the dams that are now a feature of the project. Other services provided by Barker Ryan Stewart included the preparation of a waste management plan, traffic impact statement and management of the DA process.