ETA Factory
256 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook

ETA Factory Court Yard 256 Ballarat Rd Braybrook Photo 01.JPG
ETA Factory Facade 256 Ballarat Rd Braybrook 2021 Photo 04.JPG
ETA Factory Facade 256 Ballarat Rd Braybrook 2021 Photo 01.JPG

This building was built for Nuts Foods Pty Ltd in 1957

 

The building was designed by Frederick Romberg, a Swiss-trained architect who migrated to Australia in 1938.

 

The standout feature of the building was it's Miesian alternating black & clear glass curtain wall fronting Ballarat Road.

The ETA Factory is listed on the Victorian's Heritage Registered Places.

After the closer of ETA factory, the building has been used as a new & second hand car yard with attached servicing workshop. Unfortunately the building fell in disrepair and was vandalised and much of the original black & clear glass has been removed.

When the ETA factory was closed down, the building became a new & second hand car dealership with an attached servicing workshop.

 

The building has subsequently been redeveloped into a mix business centre and as the building is listed on the Victorian's Heritage Registered Places, the new property developers were required to restore a remnant of the original building's glass curtain wall.

1960        Ballarat Rd, Braybrook - Nuts Foods Pty Ltd - (Factory)  

 
1965 256 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook - ETA Foods Pty Ltd - Nut Products    


1970 256 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook - ETA Foods Pty Ltd - Nut Products  

 
1974 256 Ballarat Rd, 
Braybrook - ETA Foods Pty Ltd - Nut Products

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Photo: First published by RMIT Publishing, 2000; Photo from Kenneth Ross., Attribution, via Wikimedia Commons

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