Cooking School, Art Gallery Planned for Wandoo St Industrial Building in Fortitude Valley

An outdated industrial building on Wandoo St in Fortitude Valley could be transformed into a three-storey mixed use facility for offices, a new cooking school, and an art gallery with a rooftop terrace. 

The family of Angelo Cazzolato, the name behind the successful Angelo’s Pasta & Deli supermarket products, has filed the development application (DA A005887542) for the transformation of the Wandoo St building. Aside from the cooking school and art gallery, the site will also include food and drink outlets and some retail spaces.  

Wandoo St is a commercial strip dominated by clothing stores and trendy homewares. The proposal, lodged by DC8 Studio for the owners, seeks to alter the existing building with an integrated contemporary facade. 

Wandoo St
Photo Credit: DA A005887542/BCC

The old two-storey site will house the offices, food and drink outlets, shops, and the educational or community areas. The third level will consist of the rooftop terrace. 

The design of the updated building will include a unique architectural design that will also serve as the window and boundary.

“The proposal seeks to reconfigure and extend the existing building footprint to accommodate for additional land uses to support changing business needs and requirement from the immediate locality,” the development application stated. “The subject site is identified to be suitable to reflect Centre activity uses. 

Wandoo St
Photo Credit: DA A005887542/BCC

“The proposed works have been designed to reflect the intent and overall outcomes identified within the zone and neighbourhood plan. In particular, the proposal reflects a suitable non-residential development that provides retail, business and associated services situated over a well-located site near the entertainment precincts.” 

The DA, lodged in November 2021, is still under assessment.

Meanwhile, the Cazzolato pasta products supplied many restaurants and households in Brisbane for over five decades with Angelo’s children now taking charge of the business. 

Angelo Calzatto's Family
Photo Credit: Angelo Fresh Pasta Products/Facebook

Angelo came from northern Italy and moved to Australia in the 1950s as a 19-year-old young adult. He used to run his pasta factory on Wandoo St in the 1970s before moving to its current site on Doggett St in Fortitude Valley.