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Queensland Primary Producers Woolstore (former)

Summary

This imposing four storey brick warehouse was built in 1935 for the Queensland Primary Producers, a co-operative formed in 1920 by Alan Walter Campbell. The Co-op acquired the site of over half an acre between 1929 and 1933. The Newstead-Teneriffe area attracted industry from the late nineteenth century due to the proximity of wharves and railway sidings which allowed the transporting of goods. The wool industry in particular came to dominate the precinct with several large woolstores built between 1909 and the 1950s. The Queensland Primary Producers wool store was transformed in the mid-1990s to 66 apartments built around an atrium with a restaurant and shops on the ground level. It was amongst the first of several former wool stores to be converted to residential use during the revitalisation of the Newstead/Teneriffe area in the 1990s. The project won the Lord Mayor’s Award for Urban Renewal in the Queensland Housing and Construction Awards for 1995.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a woolstore built in 1925 as Queensland’s wool export industry was thriving and the main transportation method was by ship from the nearby wharves. Newstead-Teneriffe was dominated by the wool and shipping industries at this time.

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as one of the first woolstores converted into modern apartments in the 1990s as the area as part of a programme to revitalize the are which had become derelict as the shipping industry moved closer to the mouth of the river.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as part of a precinct of woolstores built by successful wool companies from the early to mid- twentieth century which employed hundreds of people during that period.

Place details
Teneriffe Apartments
W4
At 241 Arthur Street , TENERIFFE, 4005
At 85 Commercial Road , TENERIFFE, 4005
Categories: Industry - Warehousing
Event(s): Constructed in 1935
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Federation - Warehouse
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Queensland Primary Producers Woolstore (former)


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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