Period warehouse in Sydney's Chippendale up for auction

Period warehouse in Sydney's Chippendale up for auction
Period warehouse in Sydney's Chippendale up for auction

A Victorian warehouse is soon to go under the hammer through Colliers International.

The 79-83 Abercrombie Street property in Chippendale is a three-story warehouse. 

The inner-city suburb of Chippendale is witnessing a growing trend with its industrial buildings being brought back to life. Old warehouses are being converted for creative commercial use, student accommodation and residential, leveraging off the increased expenditure from institutions such as UTS, Sydney University and Notre Dame, noted Colliers.

The listing agents are Miron Solomons and Matt Pontey of Colliers International.

The Abercrombie Street property has a colourful history, previously housing  J.C. Goodwin & Co, glass importers, bevellers and silverers who were first established in the area in 1875. 

“The firm started at 79-83 Abercrombie Street and by the 1930’s had expanded to four factories in Myrtle Street. The building to this day, retains its local significance with the facade emblazoned with the company’s name,” said Miron Solomons.

The property was recently restored and sits on 393 sqm of land on the corner of Abercrombie Street and Myrtle Street

Boasting high ceilings and exposed timbers, the building is a throwback to Chippendale’s past.

The influx of new mixed use project in the nearby Central Park development has seen an increasing push in the surrounding area for Chippendale’s industrial warehouse past to be transformed to alternate uses.

“Chippendale is now at the forefront of being Sydney’s SOHO, south of the Sydney CBD this suburb is on the path to being one of Sydney’s most hotly contested locations,” said Matt Pontey.

“79-83 Abercrombie Street exudes New York loft style with exposed timber beams and an enviable ceiling height, abundant parking and loading dock, the building is a special piece of history that should not be overlooked.”

He said Colliers was witnessing a huge demand in the city fringe for creative office space conversions, as emphasized by the recent purchase of a Chippendale warehouse at 14-16 Buckland Street for $11.25m to UTS.

The property sold in 2001 for $2,120,000, according to CoreLogic data. 

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