139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Inspired by Byron’s unique natural setting and casual way of life, Jonson Lane will provide an exciting mix of residential apartments and laneway style retail.
Anchored by an open central courtyard and dynamic laneway with walls and floors of green, the precinct has been conceived to foster dynamic human exchange.
Jonson Lane will embrace Byron Bay’s local community and provide an inspired destination for travellers.
Byron Bay is a globally renowned holiday and tourism destination, celebrated for its creative eclectic community, passionate activism and focus on wellbeing and quality of life.
With the new Byron Bay bypass entering the township at Jonson Lane, at the southern end of Byron Bay’s main street Jonson Street, we are positioned at the gateway to the CBD.
With its courtyard tenancies, Jonson Lane will be home to both established and emerging operators who share the Byron Bay ethos of ‘whole, real and together’.
As locals we are so proud to be sharing this space and this opportunity.
Byron Bay is a community where casual interactions hold us together. Working with our architects and landscape architects we designed the precinct with numerous spaces and opportunities for exchange. Formal and informal spaces where locals and visitors can interact or just be.
The intensive planting lifts the spaces from the purely commercial. Opening to the sky, the courtyard and bustling laneway provide breathing space. Natural materials and tones were chosen, allowing graceful ageing over time.
“For material selections we went for natural and muted tones that will age gracefully rather than using brash or bold colours. The intent was timelessness. We wanted to give the landscape the voice rather than competing with it, so we preferred the muted palette.
As you arrive into town at the new roundabout the view is right into the heart of the courtyard. So providing that sense of nature, of green, became even more important.”
Jade Myers, Director, Myers Ellyett
At the core of the design is the offering of greenspace and alternative planting modes. The design includes vine walls, podium planters, two storey green walls, deep soil and streetscape planting all with native and endemic species.
The commercial space is set back underneath a deep awning and continuous pergola with climbing vines running along Jonson and Browning Streets. The courtyard and laneway have screens which act as green vine walls with garden beds below.
Myers Ellyett is led by directors Jade Myers and William Ellyett. Both bring a wealth of experience, with backgrounds in award‐winning Australian architectural firms.
The studio delivers projects from bespoke residences and boutique multi‐residential developments through to tourism and commercial projects.
The practice is driven by a core belief in delivering design excellence through a process of contextual response and client understanding. The process is one of collaboration and exploration.
On your doorstep:
- Byron Town Centre
- Byron beaches
- Gold Coast & Ballina Airports
- Cape Byron Lighthouse
- Emerging businesses