Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Mort to Start on Mort; Ag Business Turning Pub into Offices

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Mort to Start on Mort; Ag Business Turning Pub into Offices

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Byline: Tom Gillespie tom.gillespie@thechronicle.com.au

MAJOR Darling Downs feedlot operator Mort and Co will start work soon on converting the Mort Estate Hotel into its new office space.

The company this week settled on the property in Mort St, Toowoomba, for just less than $1.8million, according to agent Drew Camm.

The development comes a month after FKG Group and Mort and Co was approved to turn the twice-failed drinking venue into a contemporary office space.

"They're going to do massive renovations to make it A-class offices. They're going to renovate it in its traditional style, make use of the old windows," Mr Camm said.

"I think it will be three to five months of renovations.

"The portion of the restaurant that's been added on has been demolished and they're going to have enough car parks because they wanted a heap of them."

The venue is within the Toowoomba Regional Council's Railway Parklands priority development area, which Mr Camm said made it easier to fast-track plans through the TRC. …

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