NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to the News section of the Summer Hill Website. Scroll down to view some of our latest news items and interviews.

OLD SOUL, NEW LIFE

How a derelict Sydney icon was reimagined and transformed into a stunning new community.

Mungo Scott’s famous Flour Mill arrived in Summer Hill in 1922 with a cluster of functional milling and storage buildings. As Goodman Fielder grew the Mill’s capacity in the 1950s, it added the landmark silos to store even more of the key ingredients for Australia’s favourite loaves, creating a commanding and beloved presence over the surrounding suburban landscape.

With their impressive engineering and architectural feats, the silo structures became aesthetically and historically significant for Summer Hill residents. However, operations were wound up in 2009 and the highly visible Flour Mill in the heart of Summer Hill stood forlornly vacant until established developer EG Funds Management, in partnership with Daiwa House Australia proposed a stunning new residential development to breathe new life into the industrial site.

Introducing, the Flour Mill of Summer Hill – Summer Hill’s beating heart and newest residential community and retail hub.

Designed by award-winning architects, HASSELL, Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Flour Mill are complete with purchasers moving into the historic six pack Wheat Silos, and new buildings Bakers Rise, Bakers Quarters, Miller’s Retreat and new terrace homes.

The newly integrated public space Harvest Park and the highly anticipated Mungo Scott Plaza are now complete and open for public use creating unique open spaces and connectivity for the already vibrant Summer Hill community – a place to live, work and play.

On completion, the Flour Mill community will consist of 360 contemporary apartments and terraces, surrounded by beautifully landscaped communal gardens, retail and commercial spaces with direct footbridge access to the Lewisham West light rail and a short walk to Summer Hill train station.

Stages 3 & 4 are currently under construction – Buyers who missed out on purchasing in the Wheat Silo building is Stage 2 still have the opportunity to buy into the impressive Malthouse, Durum Silos, Granary and Wheatstore buildings.

The Farm Wholefoods

“Recreating a farm-like experience in each of the dining venues, Josh Thompson draws on his architectural expertise for The Farm’s fitout, working with Cushla McFadden from design firm TomMarkHenry on the interiors to create a space filled with brickwork, black steel, recycled palette timber, concrete and lots of greenery and natural light,” write Hospitality Magazine.

Read more about the new store opening

Check out The Farm’s website online


Check out the new Referral Rewards Program

Got friends?…
Do you want them to be part of the community??

Get big rewards when you refer friends & family to purchase an apartment!

As ambassadors of The Flour Mill we want to reward you when you refer family members or friends to also be part of this community, so we are pleased to confirm the details of our Referral Rewards Program.

As an existing owner, if you choose to buy another apartment with us at The Flour Mill you will receive a complementary home package.

If you refer a family member or friend to The Flour Mill, you will receive a choice of one of the following gift certificates upon their exchange:

1. $1,000 Freedom Voucher, OR
2. $1,000 Merivale Voucher, OR
3. $1,000 Coles Myer Voucher.

In order to take advantage of this program, complete the Referral Rewards Form and email to flourmill@colliers.com or call 1800 181 078 for details.

This program is only for new sales from 1 June 2017.

Full Terms and Conditions here.

Lost penguin found in Summer Hill

This poor little guy was found by two local residents out for a morning stroll.

The penguin was found in the Hawthorne Canal, just moments from the Flour Mill site. The two rescuers, Josh Pirini and Scott Martin, allegedly followed the penguin for three hours before he was able to be rescued.

The Sydney Morning Herald has footage of the penguin waddling around and generally having a good time in the canal.

The RSPCA took in the lost penguin, who apart from being a little underweight, was healthy enough to be returned to the wild.

RSPCA NSW Inspector Tyson Hohlein and the baby Fairy Penguin

RSPCA NSW Inspector Tyson Hohlein and the baby Fairy Penguin

In addition to Summer Hill’s local pet pony, the suburb is becoming quite the hub of eclectic animal discoveries.

Harley the Horse Source: Carly Earl via The Daily Telegraph

Final chance to purchase in the master-planned community of The Flour Mill at Summer Hill

The final stage of The Flour Mill of Summer Hill has finally arrived with the release of the Durum Silos, The Wheatstore and The Granary set to officially launch on September 24. Developed by EG and Daiwa House, the stunning residential development in the heart of Summer Hill is located on the heritage Flour Mill industrial site, breathing new life into the iconic buildings, with 360 contemporary apartments and terraces surrounded by beautifully landscaped communal gardens, retail/commercial spaces and easy access to the new fast light rail and two train station.

Since launching in 2014, the development has gained widespread success and interest, with Stage 1 and Stage 2 completely sold. This will be the last opportunity for purchasers to buy into the impressively designed development which takes cues from the city’s rich industrial heritage.

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Designed by award-winning architects, HASSELL, Summer Hill’s newest residential community and retail hub began construction in early 2015. The final stage will unveil 135 premium studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments uniquely located across the remaining buildings which comprise the Durum Silos, The Wheatstore and The Granary.

The four circular towers of the original wheat silos, dubbed the Durum Silos now form 56 contemporary apartments across 14 storeys, at the peak of which sit two penthouse apartments with roof terraces enjoying spectacular 360 degree views.

The Granary has been converted to one and two bedroom apartments that mimic the scale of the original buildings on this site. An open glass façade on the northern side makes an interesting contrast with the heritage appeal of the nearby Mungo Scott building, while the continuous textured façade slowly reveals the interior through layers of perforated mesh.
Finally, housing 27 two and three bedroom apartments, The Wheatstore’s triangular structure stands out as the only design within the Flour Mill that started from scratch. The deliberately random placement of floor to ceiling windows creates novelty within the charcoal concrete façade.

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EG’s Development Manager Raja Jamal says a key focus of this unique development is EG’s emphasis on community and connectivity.

“Summer Hill hosts a strong, connected community and we are excited to bring together the new and the old residents,” says Mr Jamal. “The new retail precinct and integrated communal public park will complement the vibrant high street and existing village atmosphere.”

Collier’s International Residential Director Ian Bennett agrees the Summer Hill retail precinct is still very much a community hub with a local friendly market feel, one of the reasons for the huge success of Stage 1 and 2 of The Flour Mill.

“The majority of buyers in Stage 1 and 2 were locals looking to buy a piece of the area’s history, with investors and first home buyers looking at the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments due to the connectivity with the light rail, train station and bus services all flanking the development,” said Mr Bennett.

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The Flour Mill is just moments to Summer Hill Village and will have its own light rail station for easy access to the Leichhardt, Glebe, Pyrmont, the CBD and beyond. Summer Hill and Lewisham train stations are both just 5-minute walks from the new development.

Colliers International has commenced taking enquiries of interest and will officially launch on Saturday September 24. The display suite is now open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm. Construction of The Flour Mill at Summer Hill is well underway with completion of Stages 1 and 2 scheduled for the end of 2017.

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Read in The Daily Telegraph

Community Celebration Highlights

A fantastic evening was had by all at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill.

Old locals and locals-to-be gathered on the construction site at Summer Hill that had been converted into a mini village. With local suppliers Envy Deli Cafe, The Summer Hill Hotel, Lucy’s Florist and The Temperance Society all coming together to provide the food, drink and festivities.

Grant Flannigan and Michael Easson from EG welcomed everyone to the celebration of the next stage for the Flour Mill. Architect Matthew Pullinger from Hassell gave the presentation on the future vision for the community at Summer Hill.

EG offers a huge thank you to everyone who came along to make the night a great one.

You can see some of the highlights below.

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