Harbour Mill, Pyrmont - Edwin Davey Flour Mills

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    Construction of a new residential flat building within the shell of a former flour mill in Pyrmont by Grimshaw Architects working closely with Heritage 21.

  • Project summary

    Edwin David Flour Mill was an abandoned building consisting of a remnant façade- most of which was demolished by the previous owner and left vacant for more than 10 years. Heritage 21 was commissioned by Ceerose, a well-known developer and highly respected developer company in Sydney. Working closely with Ceerose, Heritage 21 noticed an opportunity for constructing a new residential flat building within a remnant shell of the previous flour mill.

  • What was done

    Heritage 21 was involved in the conservation of the remnant façade of the flour mill building which was constructed in 1896. Conservation of the hoist hood formed a key component of the conservation project. Heritage 21 thoroughly researched the building and its history and reinstated the painted company logo within the parapet of the remnant façade. This work was carried out on a scaffold specifically erected for the purpose.

  • Time frame

    From design, through the approval process and on to construction, the project took 3.5 years to completion from 2012-2016. (check dates)

Services provided
  • Schedule of conservation works
  • Photographic Archival Recording
  • Sandstone Conservation
Why was the work undertaken?

The remnant husk of the former flour mill provided an obvious opportunity as a development site. The construction of apartments responded directly to the state government’s long-term strategy for the provision of additional accommodation in response to Federal government’s immigration policy.

Who was the work completed for?

The developer for the project was Ceerose which is well known and highly respected developer company in Sydney an continues to be an active player in the RFB market.

Outcome

Like a phoenix, the new building rises out of the shell of the former factory building resulting in a highly prestigious conservation project of which Heritage 21 is extremely proud. It is an exemplar of current conservation thinking in the context of a ruin. It now constitutes of one of Sydney’s key conservation projects. It also established a relationship with Ceerose from which several other later projects emerged.

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What our clients
& partners say:

“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Veechi
Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Georgia
Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil
Midson

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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