Monthly Archives: September 2018

SUMMER HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD FEAST 2018

Organised by the Inner West Council, the annual Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast returns this year to showcase some of the best restaurants and eateries in the local community. A celebration of the area’s rich and diverse culture, the street festival boasts numerous food stalls that serve a wide variety of different cuisines including Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai and more in the heart of Summer Hill..

The event will feature entertainment from dance performances to eating competitions to live music, courtesy of local artists. The kids won’t be forgotten either with a play park, jumping castle, petting zoo and face painting on offer.

The festival will be held on Sunday, 7 October 2018 at the Lackey and Smith Streets, just a couple of blocks away from the Flour Mill.

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

Cover photo: Malthouse building

The scaffolding has finally come down and the landscaping is going in. This means that the building works on the Malthouse will be completed soon. We continue to work with the builder to ensure that the quality of the workmanship will exceed your expectations. The builder has completed the defects within the apartments and an independent review has been undertaken by a building inspector.

If you have a bank assisting you with your purchase, your bank valuation should be completed and your loan application well and truly advanced. The next step will be the pre-settlement inspections that will be organised for the end of October and the beginning of November. At this point we expect that the strata plan will be registered and the occupation certificate issued.

As settlement approaches, we will continue to narrow down the expected settlement date. A number of weeks out from settlement, we will write to your solicitor confirming when we have submitted the plans for registration. Further notice will be issued when the apartment title plans have been registered and settlement will occur following this notice.

It is exciting to report that we have received a number of positive comments on the architecture of the building and we appreciate the effort that Hassell Architects have put into creating the Flour Mill community. Hassell’s Principal Architect, Matthew Pullinger said the project fell right in the ‘sweet spot’ for Hassell, drawing together architects, landscape architects, interior designers and urban designers to deliver a truly integrated design solution for the site.

“The project has a great blend of old and new, it has aspects that bring together all the areas we’re interested in to create a really beautiful place to live and work. That was the most exciting dimension of the whole project, seeing the true power of collaboration.”

STAGE 3 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

Cover photo: Granary building

It won’t be long before the scaffolding will be removed from the Silos’ structure to unveil the renewed building. Standing alongside the silos are the recently revealed Malthouse and Granary buildings with their unique designs that give them their own character and personality. The dramatic shape of the Malthouse creates a nice contrast with the raw form of the Granary.

Internally, the fit out is progressing well and reflects an internal build quality that matches the frontage. Several the lower level apartments have been completed and the builder’s quality and workmanship inspections have commenced. As the builder works up the building, completing levels one by one, the apartments will be locked up in preparation for pre-settlement inspections later this year.

Hassell’s Principal Architect, Matthew Pullinger, said the project fell right in the ‘sweet spot’, drawing together architects, landscape architects, interior designers and urban designers to deliver a truly integrated design solution for the site. Incorporating modern apartments into the visually striking grain silos at the heart of the precinct presented a particular design challenge. But the proof of the successful design was in the finished product.

“The project has a great blend of old and new, it has aspects that bring together all the areas we’re interested in to create a really beautiful place to live and work. That was the most exciting dimension of the whole project, seeing the true power of collaboration.”

Given the current rate of progress and the continued fine weather, we expect that settlements will be occurring in January next year. Now is a good opportunity to start talking to your bank to confirm their requirements and timings for the loan application process. An important first step is the valuation of the property. Colliers will be assisting with this process and will update you when valuations can commence.

We look forward to being able to invite you in to view the building and your apartment in the coming months.