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Positive News For Heritage Building in Ingles St

The fine 1925 administrative headquarters of J Kitchen & Sons in Ingles have been  deteriorating over many years –  boarded up and defaced with graffiti.

the former administrative headquarters of J Kitchen & Son in Ingles St
distressed condition of the former J Kitchen & Son administrative headquarters in Ingles St

A proposal for a primary school did not eventuate at this location.

In good news for the building, on Tuesday 19 April the Port Phillip Council approved a planning application to convert the building into seven apartments. While supporting the application, the Council required that the plans be amended to more fully respect the void in the centre of the building.

The void is shown in the photograph below.

image David Thompson


Thompson, D J R Kitchen & Sons

Heritage assessment by Bryce Raworth

City of Port Phillip planning reports for 164 Ingles St, Port Melbourne




  • rohan storey
    Posted April 26, 2016 11.40 am 0Likes

    So what’s happening to that space exactly??

    • Janet Bolitho
      Posted April 30, 2016 8.57 pm 0Likes

      Hi Rohan
      A planning permit has been issued by the City of Port Phillip (see report
      It is widely reported that ‘The Block’ has purchased the site.

  • Rosemary Cordingley
    Posted August 28, 2016 5.08 pm 0Likes

    I worked at Unilever in 1968/1969 as the telephonist with Win Culhane Very enjoyable time

  • Doris (Mifsud) Moran
    Posted February 28, 2024 8.14 am 0Likes

    I worked st Unilever with George Varney & Gladys Crawford in the Shipping / Travel Department from 1966 to 1969. Loved working there.

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