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.
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.
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.
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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