Flour Mill Community

Welcome to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill

EG and Daiwa House are pleased to welcome home all residents to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community.

The completion of Stage 3 in early February 2019 was the final step in the construction of this masterplanned community. The adaptive reuse of the heritage structures has allowed the past to become the foundation for a new, dynamic and contemporary neighbourhood.

With the retail and office spaces taking shape and all apartments now settled, the neighbourhood has become a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Thank you for choosing to make the Flour Mill of Summer Hill your home.

Mungo Scott Flour Mill to host furniture, furnishing and lighting design exhibition

To mark the completion of the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community, one of Sydney’s most significant urban renewal projects, and specifically the newly-restored Mungo Scott Flour Mill, an exhibition featuring furnishings, furniture and lighting designs created by independent Australian designers and makers called ‘Home.Grown.’, will be held in the Mungo Scott building.

Held as part of the Sydney Design Festival and presented by the AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE and The Design Directory.org, it will he held from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March 2019, and will include a marketplace, installations, pop-ups and a series of talks, over 3 floors.

The exhibition explores the increasing value and currency of ‘Australian-designed’ and ‘Australian made’ products and why is it now more important than ever to value locally created products and collections.

Attendees can meet designers, discover makers, find new products and learn about the importance of investing in the locally created products destined for where we live, work and play. The HOME.GROWN. Marketplace offers visitors the opportunity to buy original products and accessories from some of Australia’s most dynamic homewares brands.

Exhibition tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite in advance for $10, plus a small booking fee.

When Friday 8 March – Sunday 10 March 2018
Where Mungo Scott Flour Mill, Flour Mill of Summer Hill, 2 Smith Street, Summer Hill
Tickets $10 plus booking fee (in advance), $15 at door, children under 16 FREE

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750 residents now call EG’s Flour Mill of Summer Hill home

Joint venture partners, Daiwa House Australia and EG, have announced the completion of their landmark Flour Mill of Summer Hill development, one of Sydney’s most significant urban renewal projects, allowing owners to take up residences in their new homes.

The four-staged project was delivered over five years, with the first two stages having been inhabited since mid-2017 and the final stage completed in early February 2019. The former home of Allied Mills industrial site now boasts a 2.4 hectares masterplanned community with 360 contemporary apartments and terraces, across 11 separate buildings.

The site has made use of its industrial heritage converting two separate silo buildings into apartments and utilising galvanised steel, off-form concrete, weathered timber and brick materials to maintain the contemporary twist on the industrial external character of the new structures. Hidero Eto, Director, Daiwa House Australia, said “a key objective of the project was to not just maintain the site’s heritage, but to celebrate it”.

Residents are also thrilled with the result. “We like the idea of adaptive re-use, particularly on the scale of this development. We chose the Wheat Silos because silos are totally unique, and the building and our apartment will not look like a cookie cutter standard high rise offering,” said Anne Matthews, who purchased her apartment in 2014.

The park, children’s play area and plaza are now fully accessible to residents and the local community with curated retail, boutique food and beverage operators, and office spaces to follow in the coming months.

A Notice to Pet Owners

Daiwa House and EG are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all the residents of the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community. To preserve and maintain this environment, we request that all pet owners ensure their dogs are on a leash at all times in the Flour Mill precinct. We are proud to have a beautiful space that provides clean, green and safe places that bring people together and thank you for your understanding and cooperation when using this shared space.

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.

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JULY 2018

The completion of the building works and settlement of the stage 4 apartments is now expected in November of December this year. We are hoping for continued fine weather to help the builders with the finalisation of the external walls and windows prior to removing the scaffold. Shortly, you will also see the commencement of the external landscaping of the areas around the building and the completion of Harvest Park. These will provide great spaces for the whole community to enjoy and ensure you are proud to call the Flour Mill home.

The builder, Richard Crookes Constructions, continues to do a great job and we are very pleased with the quality of the construction which shines when you walk into the apartments.

STAGE 3 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JULY 2018

We are very pleased to have ‘topped out’ the two new buildings within stage 3, marking the completion of the roof and the major aspects of construction. This ancient Scandinavian ceremony of placing a tree atop a structure when the last beam is laid has been performed by Developer, EG, and the builder, Richard Crookes Construction, many times before but it is always an exciting occasion.

We are close to completing the structural works to convert the existing silos, with the final two levels being added in the next few months. You will also see the cladding commence to provide a new skin that reflects the industrial heritage of the silos in their new residential use.

The completion of the building works and settlement of the stage 3 apartments continues to be scheduled for the first quarter of next year. We are hoping for continued fine weather to help the builders in this critical stage of the construction. The first of a number of checks of the apartment layouts have been completed in the lower levels and are continuing throughout the remaining floors. The next series of checks will be performed after the initial completion of the fitout and then there will be a series final checks of the finishes prior to the presettlement processes.

The builder, Richard Crookes Constructions, continues to do a great job and we are very pleased with the quality of the construction which shines when you walk into the apartments.