85 Dunning Avenue, RoseberyThe Cannery

Project typeRetail & commercial
Gross Realisationcirca $30 million
Construction Costs$7 million

The Cannery


An innovative redevelopment of the 100-year old Rosella tomato soup cannery in Sydney’s Rosebery, this project consisted of three buildings with a combination of adaptive re-use, refurbishment and new build.
With a net area of 7,214 sqm of retail, office, warehouse and industrial space to let, Willow Frank managed the entire process. This included concept design and design development, obtaining all authority approvals, project & construction management and negotiating leases and follow through. We also managed the use and fit-out applications for many of the tenants.

This project is not only a huge success commercially but a game-changing development for the area and is now completed and fully let. We were able to attract such premium tenants as Kitchen By Mike, Black Star Pastry, Da Mario, Fred International and Koskela.

Services Provided
Outcomes generated

• Community Outcomes
• Cultural Outcomes
• Financial Outcomes
• Environmental/Green Outcomes
• Heritage Restoration

Challenges faced

• Determining retail tenant mix that stays on trend
• Creating strategic approach to obtain approvals for desired outcome in an Industrial Zone

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