The master plan, so carefully developed by HASSELL, focuses on re-purposing as much of the industrial fabric of the site as possible – with an environmentally and socially sustainable outcome.
It is a blueprint where parkland, pedestrian areas and new internal streets seamlessly connect the apartments and terrace homes – also designed by HASSELL – with their wider environment. The past is not erased, but rather becomes the foundation for a new, dynamic and contemporary neighbourhood.
The Flour Mill’s striking silo buildings have long been a beloved feature of the skyline, essential to the personality of the area. Everyone can participate in this latest adaptation of the storehouses, strolling through open walkways from the high street village atmosphere of Summer Hill through to the Flour Mill’s parklands, past new cafés and shops, to the light rail stop at Lewisham West.
The Flour Mill arrived in Summer Hill in 1922: a cluster of functional milling and storage buildings built by Mungo Scott.
The landmark silos appeared in the 1950s, as Goodman Fielder grew the Mill’s capacity; followed by Allied Mills, who continued to supply the key ingredient for many of Australia’s favourite loaves – until operations were wound up in 2009.
The experienced team at EG knew they could create a truly special mixed-use development.
The design process included wide-ranging community consultation; ensuring their vision completely complemented the character of lovely Summer Hill surrounding the site, and yet still respected the essential history there.