One of Liverpool's last remaining, 20th century industrial buildings is getting a new lease on life, with Sydney's Coronation Property announcing plans to transform The Paper Mill into a buzzing cultural and community precinct.
Once home to Australia's first paper manufacturing business, the historic riverfront site will soon play host to the area's new drinking, dining, and shopping destination — complete with a broad-ranging food and drink offering, 1,400 square metres of retail space, and a contemporary mix of indoor and al fresco dining areas.
Slated to be up and running by the end of this year, a substantial part of the project is the rejuvenation of the heritage-listed mill warehouse, which will feature an open plan dining venue beneath its carefully-restored, iconic sawtooth roof. A diverse collection of vendors will include the likes of a wood fire pizza kitchen, an artisanal bakery and cafe, dessert carts and even an in-house brewery — primed for lunchtime pit-stops, dinner feasts, and mid-shopping snack sessions alike.
And, in keeping with Liverpool's booming population, the site has also been earmarked for its own residential community, with 882 Coronation Property apartments set to take advantage of that prime riverfront real estate in the not too distant future.