Harold Park Tramsheds – Sydney’s hottest new food destination!
June 27, 2016
Crest Air Conditioning is proud to have been a part of the Harold Park Tramsheds redevelopment.
Industrial-sized food hall set to open in the heritage-listed Harold Park Tramsheds complete with historic graffiti and a restored tram
BILLED as Sydney’s hottest new food destination, the $34m Harold Park Tramsheds redevelopment at Rozelle is set to open in August and the makeover has been true to the site’s industrial heritage.
The newly restored heritage-listed Tramsheds will centre on provedores offering a range of food in a European-inspired food hall.
The Inner West Courier was given an exclusive sneak preview of the old sheds ahead of the launch.
The redevelopment of the buildings includes updated versions of its original features such as the saw tooth roof which was first constructed in 1904.
One of the original trams has been restored off site and will be returned as a dining carriage in one of the new restaurants.
Mirvac Development Manager Mark Zanetic said despite the building lying desolate since the 1950s, the original structure, foundation and walls were a feat of engineering considering the materials used at the time.
“Restoring a heritage building of this nature was not without its challenges, more so, because we strived to keep as many distinct features as possible including old staircases and the brick facade,” he said.
Head of Retail Susan MacDonald said the aim was to create a unique destination, staying true to the building’s iconic heritage and housing high quality retailers.
The food precinct will be open seven days a week and will include fresh produce, artisan products and a range of dining experiences under one roof.
High profile retailers currently on board at the site include restaurant, bar and butchery, Butcher & The Farmer, run by Head Chef Jared Ingersoll; sustainable seafood restaurant, Fish & Co; Brazilian tapas restaurant, Bodega 1904; Flour Eggs Water by A Tavola talented Chef Eugenio Maiale; and gelato kings, Gelato Messina.
Tramsheds’ supermarket retailer, Supamart will offer fresh produce, a delicatessen and seafood counter, an onsite butchery, a bakery and a dedicated health section over 2,440 square metres.
A further 12 foodie retailers are due to be announced over the coming months, alongside other amenities including a medical centre, gym, hairdresser and nail bar.
Article: Deborah FitzGerald, Inner West Courier Inner City, June 21, 2016