History

Learn all about the rich history at the heart of our contemporary community.

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1927

Peters Ice Cream Is Established

Peters Artic Delicacy Co. Ltd became the trading name for the Queensland Operation. A new factory was needed and a site was acquired in Boundary Street, South Brisbane.

The company boasted that here it would build a factory, one of the best of it's kind in the world.

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1928

Tender Awarded

Eric Boden Architect, called for tenders for Peters Ice Cream Factory with Richard Wildridge and Co. of Sydney being the successful tenderers.

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1929

Construction commenced on the Peters Ice Cream Cone Factory.

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1974

More Construction Works

Eric Boden Architect, called for tenders for Peters Ice Cream Factory with Richard Wildridge and Co. of Sydney being the successful tenderers.

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1996

Peters Ice Cream Factory Closure

Nestle bought out Peters Ice Cream and closed the factory in West End. Absoe Building Equipment began operating at the site, until it fell into a state of disrepair following a fire in 2013.

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2014

Acquired by Sekisui House Australia

Developers Payce and Sekisui House Australia purchased the site, and West Village was proposed.

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2016

State Government Project Approval

A project comprising of a mix of residences set within a retail, lifestyle and cultural precinct was approved by the State Government in 2016.

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2017

Green Star Accreditation

We thrilled to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star Community accreditation in 2017.

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2018

Stage One Completed

Stage One of West Village was completed and included the Park and Lexington residences, as well as The Common parklands.

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2019

QLD State Library

West Village had the pleasure of partnering with the Queensland State Library for a 'research reveals' project. Place Making Fellow Tricia King, recently shared insights from her research on the Peters Ice Cream Factory.

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2019

Stage Two Commenced

Arcadia North Gallery Residences were completed, with construction soon to commence on Arcadia South Gallery.

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2020

Peters Ice Cream Restoration Complete

The West Village team completed the careful restoration of the Peters Ice Cream Factory, which will soon be home to retailers and flexible office space in mid 2021.

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2021

West Village Retail Precinct

Phase 1 of our exciting retail precinct launched in early 2021 with plenty of food, dining, and shopping options. More retailers are set to open in mid-2021.

Employee memories from the

Peters Ice Cream Factory

 

 

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