Former Chefs' Warehouse, Surry Hills building listed for first time in three decades

Former Chefs' Warehouse, Surry Hills building listed for first time in three decades
Former Chefs' Warehouse, Surry Hills building listed for first time in three decades

The former Surry Hills home of restaurant supply institution Chefs' Warehouse has been listed for the first time in over three decades.

The three storey brick office building at 111-115 Albion Street had been the longtime home of Chefs' Warehouse, which supplied the local hospitality industry.

It was known by the iconic giant egg beater attached to the building facade.

Now the beater is to be installed outside a Regent Street, Redfern building after former Chefs Warehouse co-owners Christopher Hazell and David Furley sold the business to retire.

The business was bought by Chefs' Warehouse long-term manager Melissa Wyner, who, given the $8 million sale last year of the Surry Hills building, had to relocate.

She set up shop in Redfern's old Tongan church which opened in February.

Former Chefs' Warehouse, Surry Hills building listed for first time in three decades
One of the current floors in the vacant building.

"We sold the building and the new owner wants vacant possession," Hazell told Good Food last year.

Hazell had paid $2.65 million in 2002.

Since its trade in 2018, the property has undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment and comes with plans designed by award winning architects ACME.

The building was also previously home to the Sydney Technical College, which was in operation from the 1950s to the late 1980s, skilling students in carpentry, tiling and engineering.

It has a net lettable area of 970 square metres across its three levels. It sits on 355 square metres and has three street frontages.

Former Chefs' Warehouse, Surry Hills building listed for first time in three decades
Plans for the second level.

CBRE Sydney agents Gemma Isgro, Nicholas Heaton and Nick Wheatley have the listing.

Gemma Isgro said it will likely be utilized as a creative office space.

“The property’s B4 Mixed Use zoning allows for a range of uses, however, we believe the highest use will be creative office space, given the unprecedented demand in areas like Surry Hills where we are seeing A-Grade rents achieve up to $1,100 per square metre, gross,” Isgro said.

Nicholas Heaton said the building would make a great HQ for a creative firm or, given the blue-chip real estate and location, would provide an incoming investor with a strong and stable income.

  

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