Building 12
Coal Stores

The Coal Stores were constructed in 1906 to store coal which was later fed into large inclined retorts, where it was heated to generate gas.

Colliers would hand-load the bucket elevators that carried the coal to the top of the cliff, then it was transferred by hand into hoppers gravitated into the retorts. When the Coal Stores were modified for use as an air raid shelter in 1942, all that remained from the lower floor of a two-storey gabled building were seven 35m2 vaulted cells totalling 245m2. These cells have ashlar sandstone walls penetrated by tunnels with arched brick ceilings.

The Coal Stores are a Type B leasing opportunity.

Type B leasing opportunities are presented to the market in an unrefurbished format, giving the tenant an opportunity to repair and upgrade the building to suit their requirements, subject to the provisions of the Platypus Management Plan, Harbour Trust Planning Approval, and compliance under the National Construction Code (formerly BCA).

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