The Mungo Scott building opens to the public for a milestone anniversary
Property Fund EG will open the doors to the Mungo Scott building on August 21 to celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary.
The Ashfield & District Historical Society will partner with EG to provide the general public with the opportunity to view a photography exhibit, historical lecture by a former miller, live music and a range of family-friendly community activities.
“We invite the community to enjoy this beautifully redesigned space. We hope people can look around, enjoy the activities and hear about the grand building’s legacy,” said EG President Michael Easson AM.
The building was constructed in the early 1920s and was first used as a crushing and storage facility, primarily due to its location on the freight line created for World War I. The flour mill has changed hands several times over the years, with Mungo Scott first establishing the mill. Goodman Fielder then increased its capacity with the construction of the iconic silos in the 1950s before Allied Mills took over until operations ceased in 2009.
EG acquired the site ten years ago and sought to preserve and promote its structural elements while providing a high quality fit-out to meet the demands of a modern office/retail development. EG has protected every heritage structure on the site, listing them on the Heritage Register and repurposing all buildings to modern standards. The original trees have been preserved and a park space has been created for the enjoyment of the community, including residents of Flour Mill.
“For a hundred years, the Summer Hill Flour Mill has played a key role in the community. In the last century, the Mungo Scott factory was a major manufacturer and employer. After its transformation into award-winning residences, the soaring silos remain the landmark that lets travelers know they are in Summer Hill,” said Alex Lofts, President, Ashfield & District Historical Society Inc.
EG Funds Management and Daiwa House Australia have transformed the site, with the 2.5 hectare block now comprising 360 apartments and townhouses in 11 separate buildings. The neighborhood is also home to the Little BIG Foundations’ Little BIG House, a safe space where the community can gather to meet and connect with neighbors through wellness activities, book clubs, and workshops.
In 2019, the gristmill won the Australian Urban Design Awards for Neighborhood Scale, the NSW AILA Architecture Award for Urban Design and Urban Developer’s Development of the Year for New Communities.
The Mungo Scott Building 100th Anniversary Event will take place on Saturday August 21st from 10am to 1pm at Mungo Scott Pl, Summer Hill.