Genton is delighted to reveal that stage one of Morris Moor is complete, seeing the transformation of the former Phillip Morris factory into a vibrant commercial and hospitality precinct, with the majority of the original structures now complete or primed for interior fit-out.
“We’re thrilled with the outcome of the first stage, which is a great reflection of Up Property’s vision for the space and choice to honour the site’s existing architecture. It’s a fundamentally generous design that will provide dynamic, considered spaces to enhance both the user experience of its tenants and the fabric of the local neighbourhood,” says Genton Principal Marc Debney.
Morris Moor’s ground plane is now almost entirely complete, with new garden and pedestrian connections in place to vivify the precinct as consumer-facing offerings begin to open their doors. Landscaping and outdoor green spaces by Tract are now complete and the former tobacco warehouse building has been converted into car parking.
With 90 per cent occupancy already established, the light-filled offices are complemented by new showroom and warehousing spaces, including co-warehousing by CLIK Collective – an innovative concept which provides full-service facilities for boutique e-commerce vendors.
Supporting onsite workers and neighbourhood parents alike, early learning centre Kids Club is finalising fit-out and will welcome enrolments from Term One in 2021. Similarly, hospitality tenants have commenced the fit-out phase, including artisan brewery Stomping Ground, whose first suburban outpost will open at Morris Moor mid-2021.
Stage two, comprising the addition of further offices, and mixed-use spaces, and hospitality venues, is currently underway, which includes the transformation of a historic concrete brutalist building which iconically defines the Cochranes Road elevation.