The vision for Botaniq has been driven by a strong sense of place, inspired by the site’s prime location and its rich industrial heritage.
Established in 1846 as the South Australia Company’s Hackney Flour Mill, the site was managed by John Ridley who invented the world’s first crop harvester and contributed to the Colony’s reputation as ‘The Granary of Australia’. The Hackney Hotel was brought to life in 1883 and has been a popular pub and watering hole for the local community ever since.
Botaniq will see the Hackney Hotel and its iconic facade live on, beautifully preserved, with the original balustrade restored and the interiors transformed into a versatile, modern retail space.
Residential elements include a central building with 27 apartments over three levels and 6 luxury two storey sky lofts set above, as well as 7 three storey townhouses off Richmond Street and 8 two storey townhouses off Bertram Street.
To capitalise on the site’s CBD fringe location, there will also be a boutique serviced hotel offering up to 75 rooms, with further retail opportunities on ground level facing Hackney Road and provision for basement car parking.
With detailed urban and landscape design, including an integrated courtyard and lane-way feel, the Botaniq precinct sets a new standard of living with smart technology, sustainable design and green energy initiatives that set the development apart.