Factory under the hammer
A BIG piece of Ipswich's history is about to go under the hammer with the Jacaranda butter factory in Booval on the market.
Agent Ray White Commercial calls for expressions of interest for the historic 3.72 hectare site on Jacaranda St.
The butter factory closed in 2010 after 110 years of producing butter and milk.
The factory was established by the Queensland Farmers' Co-op Association Limited - later known as Dairy Farmers.
In 1962 the factory produced 9.5 million pounds of butter and three million gallons of milk and provided 10,000 bottles of milk to 82 schools in and around Ipswich.
The factory was most famous for making Jacaranda Iced Coffee that still has a cult following and even has its own Facebook page.
Ray White Commercial real estate agent Damian McMahon said the site would be home to a significant redevelopment.
"Basically what's for sale is the old Jacaranda Milk factory, over 10,000 square metres of building area on 3.72 hectares," Mr McMahon said.
"It's a good site, zoned special opportunity. It's on the rail corridor, a couple of minutes drive to the drive to the CBD and walking distance to Booval train station."
While loath to guess what the market might pay, he expected the site to fetch between $2 million and $5 million.