CH Smith plans unveiled by Errol Stewart and Scott Curran | Video, photos

VISIONARY: The potential view of the site on the corner of Cimitiere and Charles streets. Mr Stewart said a cafe would be ideal for the corner tenancy.

VISIONARY: The potential view of the site on the corner of Cimitiere and Charles streets. Mr Stewart said a cafe would be ideal for the corner tenancy.

Developer Errol Stewart and architect Scott Curran have released the designs for their CH Smith redevelopment.

After sitting vacant for more than two decades, the site is set to be revitalised with a cafe, a restaurant, state government offices and a council-owned 300 space car parking facility.

Mr Stewart said the entire project, including the purchase of the site, has a budget of $20 million.

“We couldn’t have done it without the state government helping and the council helping,” Mr Stewart said.

“I don’t think anyone could have.”

HERITAGE SAVED: The controversial heritage facade will be restored during the development. This is the view from the corner of Charles and Canal streets.

HERITAGE SAVED: The controversial heritage facade will be restored during the development. This is the view from the corner of Charles and Canal streets.

Mr Stewart hopes to see the Development Application approved by January, with work to commence immediately after. 

MORE PARKING: The potential view of the site from Wellgington Street.

MORE PARKING: The potential view of the site from Wellgington Street.

He said the entire project should be completed by late 2018.

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