Saturday, September 12, 2009
Peek Frean Biscuit Factory
Also known as the Vita-Weet building this heritage landmark located at 476 Parramatta Road in Ashfield was the Peek Frean Biscuit factory from 1935 to 1975. The building, designed by architects Ross & Rowe, was notable for its colossal cantilever concrete awning. The tower was added sometime after 1937 which changed the scale of the structure.
The building was sold to Consolidated Biscuits, owner of Arnott's biscuits, who operated there until 1993 when it was purchased by Havenmaze Ltd. Bunnings Hardware have operated on the site since 2001.
Clock tower detail
- Library of NSW
- Ashfield Council record
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.