Brisbane's West Village brings Peter’s ice-cream history back to life

Brisbane's West Village brings Peter’s ice-cream history back to life
Brisbane's West Village brings Peter’s ice-cream history back to life

The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival will be held in the historic Peter’s Ice Cream Factory on 11 March.

The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival, part of the $800 million West Village mixed-use development, will feature ice creams from Minus 32, Frozen Sunshine, Queen of Pops and Messina Gelato.

The historic factory building is one of two buildings that will be retained as part of developer Sekisui House’s masterplan for the West Village development.

Brisbane's West Village brings Peter’s ice-cream history back to life

The building has been an iconic West End landmark since its completion in December 1928.

The Peter’s factory once produced 10,000 gallons of ice cream per day.

 Andrew Thompson West Village project director said the Peter’s factory buildings will stand as an enduring reminder of the industrial past of West End, and the communities that were formed as a result.

“The masterplan for West Village has always focused on preserving and celebrating these historic structures and respecting their stories,” he said.

“We’re honouring an important piece of Brisbane’s history in this urban renewal project that will create a vibrant ground plane at West Village and add to the Boundary Street precinct, which is set to be the central retail hub of West End.

“It is a visionary re-imagining of these buildings that will create a bustling retail hub by combining lively green spaces and green eclectic laneways to bring a diverse new precinct to the beating heart of Brisbane.

Brisbane's West Village brings Peter’s ice-cream history back to life

“We want it to be fun for all ages and families, but we also want it to mean something to the many people who remember this historic landmark as it once was.

"It’s important to celebrate the evolution of the city’s history and its cultural heritage, and West Village will accomplish this through this revitalisation process.”

The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival starts from 11am on Saturday 11 March.

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