A ritzy new life for this old Byron Bay landmark

It started life as a butter factory in 1895 – the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Now the Byron Bay landmark has been transformed into a 14 exclusive apartments and five retail shops and will be officially opened on Saturday and Sunday (August 1 and 2) from 1pm.

With construction of the Butter Factory at Byron costing $6.7 million and the fit-out millions more, many of the original features of the old building have been retained.

“We have kept the industrial look, and have used a lot of the old timber,” developer Adrian Corsello from Axion Construction said.

“The exterior and interior of the apartments all feature some part of the old machinery from the factory and a lot of the old brickwork has been kept as well.

“It’s old meets new and I’m really happy with how everything has turned out.

“This is a unique site and you will never get something like this development in Byron Bay ever again.”

 Mr Corsello said there had been many surprises during the construction of the building.

“We made some unusual finds including a coal pit, part of an old railway line, a turnstile and a small tunnel,” he said.

For information contact James Young on 0419 856 840.


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