CONSTRUCTION

This section will be updated regularly to provide you with information on the progress of construction at The Flour Mill. Demolition was completed in August and construction began in September, 2015.

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.

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | APRIL 2018

If you have not been down to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill recently, we do encourage you to visit the new display suite that has been opened at the corner of Flour Mill Way. The new display has a great fresh feel to it that reflects the energy that has been built up with the opening of Harvest Park and Mungo Scott Plaza. The long awaited opening of The Farm Wholefoods is now not far off following delays in Council with the DA approval for their fit-out. You will soon be able to pick up your organic coffee, cold pressed juice, and Acai bowls and enjoy them in the neighbouring Harvest Park.

We are very pleased to let you know that the roof of the Malthouse building has now been completed and the windows are currently being installed. At the same time, the external brickwork is being laid behind the scaffold surrounding the building. Also being carried out behind the scaffold is the completion of the first apartment fitout.

We have been working with the builder to carry out the final check on site of the quality of the apartment construction. We do this by fast tracking one of the ground floor apartments well ahead of the remaining ones so that we can inspect all the fine details of the design and construction of the interiors. This way we are able to iron out all those minor defects and workmanship issues before they are repeated in other apartments.

With the roof being installed, we can now more accurately forecast the completion date of the building and it is looking likely that settlements will occur late this year. As construction progresses, we will be able to provide a more accurate forecast and to narrow down the expected settlement date.

STAGE 3 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | APRIL 2018

If you have not been down to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill recently, we do encourage you to visit the new display suite that has been opened at the corner of Flour Mill Way. The new display has a great fresh feel to it that reflects the energy that has been built up with the opening of Harvest Park and Mungo Scott Plaza. The long awaited opening of The Farm Wholefoods is now not far off following delays in Council with the DA approval for their fit-out. Soon, you’ll be able to pick up your organic coffee, cold pressed juice, and Acai bowls and enjoy them in the neighbouring Harvest Park.

We are very pleased to let you know that construction has been progressing very well in all areas and it won’t be long before the buildings are ‘topped out’ with the completion of the roof slab. The conversion of the silos continue to throw up unique challenges with the construction. But each issue is being quickly dealt with by the builder to ensure that these homes keep their unique qualities.

We have been working with the builder to carry out the final check on site of the quality of the apartment construction. We do this by fast tracking one of the ground floor apartments well ahead of the remaining ones so that we can inspect all the fine details of the design and construction of the interiors. This way we are able to iron out all those minor defects and workmanship issues before they are repeated in other apartments.

Although it’s still in the early phases, we still expect construction to be completed early next year with settlements in the first quarter of the year. As construction progresses, we will be able to provide a more accurate forecast and to narrow down the expected settlement date.

CONSTRUCTION STAGES 3 AND 4 | JANUARY 2018

It is great to see the building and apartments taking shape, with the construction of the Malthouse, Granary, Durum Silos and the Wheatstore progressing very well.

Scaffolding is going up around the Durum Silos to the create the cutouts for balconies and windows on the external walls.

Stage 4 seen from Harvest Park

Stage 4

While some scaffolding goes up, we also celebrate some scaffolding coming down! The new building structures are almost complete and the fitout works are chasing close behind. Very soon, you will see the external walls of the façade be unveiled.

Stage 3

Also unveiled recently was the new Display Suite! Be sure to swing by and check it out. Opening hours and details can be found here

As the builder makes great progress and the Australian Summer continues to bring fine weather to Sydney, the expected dates for building works completion are being maintained.

We will continue to keep you informed of progress to ensure that moving into your new home and community is as pleasant as possible.

Stage Two | Construction updates | Oct 2017

It’s almost time, Stage Two! Your settlements are all coming together over the next month, so soon it will be time to move in and get to know your neighbours.

The Farm Wholefoods are fitting out the retail space facing Smith Street and it will not be long before you can enjoy the convenience of in-store and online shopping for the highest quality local and international foods. We also encourage you to make use of the GoGet cars parked in Flour Mill Way.

Once you have settled into the Flour Mill of Summer Hill we will be organising the inaugural Annual General Meeting for your strata scheme. This meeting will give the new owners the opportunity to be involved with the ongoing management of your building. We encourage residents and investor owners to become involved by contributing to protect your valuable investment. This is best achieved through your active involvement with the Owners Corporation.

Following unprecedented demand, we will shortly be announcing the successful tenants for the retails spaces within your strata scheme. We know that you will appreciate the quality of these retail spaces and the quality that this retail adds to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community.

Construction Stages 3 and 4 | October 2017

Stages 3 and 4 are progressing well.

The excavation in Stage 3 has reached the bottom and now the concrete slab being poured for the foundations. You will see the structure coming out of the ground in the coming months.

A big milestone for Stage 3 is the cutting of the silo building, which started last month.

Meanwhile, Stage 4 has progressed a lot further, finishing up the basement and beginning on Level 1. The driveway bridge is currently being constructed over the Hawthorne Canal.


Image: building over the Hawthorne Canal

STAGE TWO | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JULY 2017

If you have been past the Flour Mill of Summer Hill lately, you may have noticed that the residents have moved into the Edward Street Terraces, Baker’s Quarters and Baker’s Rise. We look forward to welcoming you to the community soon!

If you have not done so already, we suggest that you contact your bank to commence the loan process. This may require a formal valuation that the bank will organise on your behalf. We will assist the valuer to gain access to your apartment to complete the valuation.

Once your loan is approved, the bank will be ready for settlement. We will be inviting you to carry out your pre-settlement inspections in advance of settlement to give the builder time to complete any defects prior to settlement. Your solicitor will provide you with more information about the settlement process and what will need to be done prior to and on the day of settlement. At this stage, settlement is scheduled for September and we are looking forward to continually updating you with progress leading up to you becoming the owner of your new apartment.