Press release: Flour Power – Former Mill Converts to Studio Strata

Press release: Flour Power – Former Mill Converts to Studio Strata

3.05.07

“Some studios will feature warehouse-style timber columns and beams, original timber loading bay doors, historic sliding fire doors and the remnants of the drive shafts, wheels and belts that once powered the mill.”

Adaptive re-use is taking a creative turn in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Newtown. The Crago Flour Mill, located at Gladstone Street, will be rejuvenated as 47 individual studios for creative professionals under the name of Flourmill Studios. The studios will range in size from 25m2 to over 250m2, amassing a total of 3000m2 of strata studios.

Other studios will take advantage of soaring double-height spaces with concrete ceilings, steel beams and an overhead soda hopper once used to produce flour. Slicing vertically through the building, the original pulley room, with its massive wheels and leather belts will be glimpsed from central hallways and foyers.