Old hospital provides medical grade luxury to apartment living

first_img503/53 Gregory St, Townsville.The apartment has sweeping views over The Strand and Cleveland Bay. The complex includes numerous facilities, including a manned reception, gym, pool complete with swim jets while there are also plans for various gazebos and BBQ areas in the front garden once water restrictions are lifted.Developer Robert Zammit said allowing each unit owner to build the interior of their apartment offered something different in the Townsville market. 503/53 Gregory St, Townsville.“It’s extremely unique and it tends to lend itself more to refurbishment in historical buildings but it’s a common practice in parts of Europe,” he said.“Twelve have been finished and we’ve had five different builders on site so every unit is unique and has its own character. There isn’t two that are even close (to being similar).” 503/53 Gregory St, Townsville.The apartment will be the first to be onsold in the complex.After being on the market for just over a week, it has already attracted plenty of interest. Apartments in Fulton Gardens are initially sold as a shell, meaning owners are free to design their own individual and custom fitout.This is obvious in apartment 503 from the vertical living herb garden in the kitchen complete with irrigation and lit with UV and infra-red, to the master suite which could also be used as guest quarters and has its own private entry. 503/53 Gregory St, Townsville.RE/MAX Excellence Townsville sales agent Michele Hyde said the apartment, which is listed for $1.785 million, would be perfect for someone wanting to move from a large house to an apartment or an interstate buyer in search of value for money.“I think it will attract a more mature buyer because of the price point and people who have lived in a big, comfortable family home who don’t want to downsize but need the convenience of apartment living so they can lock it and leave it to travel,” she said.“I think that will most likely be our target market but then you can always get a surprise. For interstate buyers, the value for money is just ridiculous.“The other thing about the lifestyle (this apartment offers) is when you put your car into the garage, there is no need to get it out again because you can just walk to the grocery store, the hairdresser, any number of cuisine restaurants and good coffee shops.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 503/53 Gregory St, Townsville.WALKING through the doors of apartment 503 at Fulton Gardens, it’s hard to believe the expansive and luxurious home was once part of a hospital ward.This is apartment living at its finest. There is no compromise on space with 250sq m of indoor living matched by a massive 62sq m balcony that runs nearly the entire breadth of the apartment.Despite being housed in the old Townsville Hospital building on Gregory Street in North Ward, there is nothing clinical about this apartment. The building’s rich history and 1940s modern architecture combined with a luxurious fitout make for a highly unique offering in the Townsville unit market.last_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games: Gold medallist duo of Pranab Bardhan, Shibnath Sarkar yet to receive official blazer

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian contingent at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games, which was held at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia, enjoyed their most successful outing in terms of medals, winning a total of 69 silverware in Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza. The surprise package was the team of Bridge – a game of cards – in which India clinched a gold medal along with two bronze. Their journey seems to be a fairytale as hardly few knew about the Bridge team and their potential, however, the journey behind the scenes is a hard pill to sorrow.The Bridge squad at the Asian Games did not even have the basic amenity such as the official blazer during the Games.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test: Alastair Cook might miss his farewell matchThe duo of Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar clinched the gold in the men’s pair event, while the two bronzes were bagged in the men’s and mixed team categories. The Kolkata-based duo were highly lauded by everyone including politicians, sportspersons, pundits, and fans, but hardly knew the fact that they did not have the basic amenity of having the official blazer of India and are yet to receive any cash award from the West Bengal state government.Addressing a press conference at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club, Bridge team’s coach and non-playing captain Debashish Ray said that the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have not even provided the official blazers to the team yet and the players are thinking to stitch the IOA logo on their old blazers as the team is set to go for a photo-op on Wednesday.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test: Hosts name 13-man squad for Oval Test”Initially, we were told that we will not get any kits but later (after sports ministry’s intervention) we got the jerseys but we have not still received the team blazers. The official reception is just around the corner so we have thought of stitching the logos on our own,” said Ray.Ray further said that the IOA did not even provide them the team uniform as the Bridge Association is still non-affiliated, however, the Sports Ministry covered the total cost. He added that IOA cleared the Bridge team’s participation just three days ahead of the Asian Games.The West Bengal government had instantly announced a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh for heptathlon gold winner Swapna Barman but kept mum on Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar’s feat. last_img read more

Tributes pour in for ‘Mad Dog’

first_imgTHE tributes are pouring in for the late local drag-racing competitor and people’s champion, Deryck Jaisingh, known as Mad Dog.Mad Dog, who rose to fame by piloting the Toyota Supra built out of the S&D performance shop, was Guyana’s fifth victim of the COVID-19.He had tested positive last week but was showing signs of recovery according to several sources within the medical sector.However, he passed away on Monday evening.The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club released a brief statement shortly after.S&D’s Shawn Persaud (Centre) and Mad Dog during a testing session for drag racing (GTCallouts Photo)‘The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of its member Deryck Jaisingh. The club and the entire motor racing fraternity join his family and friends in mourning his passing which has rocked the sport.He was the reigning Unlimited Class drag-racing champion and even the fans will be grieving at his passing.Deryck was described by those who knew him as a genuine and kindhearted individual.The GMR&SC would like to express its heartfelt condolences to his family and may God give them the strength to get through this tough time.One of Mad Dog’s main rivals, Team Mohamed’s Enterrpise, through the owner Azruden Mohamed, recounted his relationship with Mad Dog.“I’ve known Mad Dog for about 17 years now. He started out driving one sand truck on Lombard Street and grew. I really admired how he worked his way up to one of the largest trucking and heavy-duty machinery transport companies in the business.“On the racing front, I admired how he came up to the calibre of the Team Mohamed’s GTR. He was always a fun and exciting guy and we hope the legacy of the mad dog supra continues.Deryck Jaisingh in the Mad Dog Supra takes on Rameez Mohamed in the Transpacific Alteeza (GTCallouts Photo)The S&D performance camp expressed its sadness at the passing of one they deemed a brother and a friend.“We have lost more than a racer. I have lost a brother. I cannot explain what this means at the moment. It’s hard,” Shawn Persaud told Chronicle Sport.Other racers took to social media to express their condolences on the passing of one of the greatest men in the form of motorsport which is now blooming.GMR&SC president Rameez Mohamed, himself a racer, commented, “Things like this we feel as a family. We race against each other but at the end of the day, we are a family. We see each other every meet and sometimes between meets. Whenever a racer passes on, we feel it as a fraternity and as a family.”Funeral arrangements for Jaisingh are not available at this time.last_img read more