Flourmill Studios receives 2009 Marrickville Medal
A former flour mill adapted by Allen Jack+Cottier into strata office studios has received a major local government award for its conservation of local heritage. Located within Sydney’s inner west municipality of Marrickville, Flourmill Studios received the 2009 Marrickville Medal from Council. “The owner and architects Allen Jack+Cottier have retained and restored important original artefacts, including line shafting and drive belts, and clearly distinguished between old and new building materials,” said Mayor of Marrickville, Sam Iskandar. “The result is an exciting building that contributes to the architectural character of Newtown and represents the spirit of conservation and heritage celebrated through the Marrickville Medal.” Director of Adaptive Re-use, Kate Mountstephens (pictured), was on hand to accept the award from the Mayor. Flourmill studios has also been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) Greenway Award for Heritage.