Lane Cove corn mill industrial site hits the market

Lane Cove corn mill industrial site hits the market
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

A 3 hectare industrial site in Lane Cove, 13 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD has hit the market. 

Situated on the shores of the Lane Cove River, the property at 170 Epping Road has been a functioning corn mill for 125 years.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Fernandes and Orlando Maciel have been appointed to sell 170 Epping Road via an expressions of interest campaign closing November 7.

The corn milling operations commenced in 1894 under the Chicago Starch Mills banner.

Over the course of 125 years, it have been operated by Starch Australasia, Clifford Love & Co, Goodman Fielder and currently, Ingredion, an ingredient provider who continues to operate the site to this day.

The site comprises of about 30,000 square metres which includes seven industrial warehouses offering 4,500 square metres of storage, distribution and undercover loading.

Located opposite the Northern entrance to the Lane Cove Tunnel and the beginning of the M2 motorway, the property is just 1.3 kilometres from the Metro Line rail stop at North Ryde.

Surrounded by parkland, the property also features about 350 metres of uninterrupted frontage to the Lane Cove River, with Magdala park directly opposite.

Subject to the necessary approvals, the site holds the potential for a change in permissible use or rezoning.

This would follow the former Shell/McDonalds site at 150 Epping Road, which was redeveloped into a residential complex and completed in late 2016.

Ingredion will maintain its business in Australia following the sale at a new office and laboratory in Sydney.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Paul Fernandes said: “170 Epping Road presents a rare opportunity for investors or developers to secure over 29,000 square metres fronting the Lane Cover River, with primary access to Sydney’s main arterial thoroughfares.

“We have already seen major residential developments in nearby locations that reaffirm, subject to planning approval, the potential to transform the large 170 Epping Road property into a business or mixed- use precinct in a unique location. This could add significant value to the site,” Fernandes added.

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