Former site of Clarke's Pies offered for sale in Mortlake

A well-known Mortlake commercial food production factory site is on the market.

The former home of Clarke’s Pies, on Dunlop Street, is being offered for sale through Charles Stewart and Co.

Director Anthony McDonald said the site had a long history. Clarke’s Pies began in 1949. 

“Following on from that the main factory was used by Midfield meats as a meat boning room for the past nine years,” Mr McDonald said.

“That lease has now come to an end and it is now vacant.”

The processing plant is offered for sale with vacant possession.

Mr McDonald said the site had potential for all types of food, dairy and small goods production and processing.

“We are hoping someone with a business will purchase it and provide further employment options for Mortlake,” he said.

The commercial site is about two acres in size and includes an ongoing rental income from the Cloverleaf Café and Clarke’s Pies Bakehouse.

It has a 2100-square metre total building area, with a food production area, a warehouse, workshop and dry store. The site has export and domestic licences, single and three-phase power, a load out dock and a four-bedroom residence on site. 

Mr McDonald said a lease could also be available, by negotiation, however the sale of the site was preferred.  Expressions of interest close on October 16 at 1pm at Warrnambool’s Charles Stewart Western Victoria.