With a name like ‘Jam Factory’, you know there’s got to be a sweet story behind it…
Before it became the shopping, eating and entertainment centre we all know and love today, Jam Factory’s building served as a brewery between 1858 and 1876.
After the brewery closed its doors, the Victorian Preserving Company moved in and, within four years, was a hive of activity employing 230 people – the largest employer in Prahran at the time.
And, explaining that ‘Jam’ connection, the business then changed hands in 1895 and was renamed ‘OK Jam Co’. By 1950, there was a significant downturn in the jam industry with consumers eating more fresh fruit until, twenty years later, jam and preserve production ceased.
It was in 1979 that the Jam Factory site began to transform into what we see today, opening as a shopping centre with an initial price tag of more than $20 million. And, a few years and facelifts later, the historic site is today known as one of Melbourne’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment precincts.
Looking for contemporary retail space for your business? Jam Factory has limited spaces available for suitable tenants looking for excellent retail exposure. For more information on leasing opportunities contact:
03 9860 8500
or visit: www.specialtymallleasing.com.au
When it comes to sustainability, Jam Factory really is the bee’s knees… quite literally! As part of our commitment to sustainable practices, the centre hosts four beehives on the roof. Yes, really!
One of more than 70 venues throughout Melbourne to host beehives and nurture the sustainability of these life-giving creatures, Jam Factory works closely with Roof Top Honey, the busy bees behind this environmentally friendly initiative.
Other ways Jam Factory cares for the environment include:
- Monitoring waste through water and electricity sub metering
- Installing pressure flow control/reduction valves on all of our taps
- Replacing standard urinals with waterless ones, saving two million litres of water annually
- Using bamboo and recycled sugar cane toilet paper
The way we see it, every little bit counts when it comes to saving our environment.
For your convenience, Jam Factory offers the following range of services. If you have any special needs not covered here, please get in touch: email@example.com
From Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Centre Management (Level 1) can help you with services including lost property and general customer service enquiries. Or call us on (03) 9860-8500.
With ample on site parking, it’s easy to find a car spot at Jam Factory. Find out more
When nature calls, choose from our public toilets on Basement level, at the Chapel Street entrance opposite the bustling Mess Hall, and on Ground level towards the car park.
Park conveniently close to Jam Factory’s entrance with our handy ‘Parents with Prams’ and, when inside, park yourself in our Parents Room for secure toilet facilities and all-important nappy change tables.
Wheelchair and Disability Access
Wheelchair access is available at both entrances to Jam Factory, with lifts available both in our car park and within the centre up to Level 1.
Making calls is a breeze with Telstra payphones available at both the entrance and rear of the centre.
For your shopping, eating and entertainment pleasure, ATMs are conveniently located throughout Jam Factory.
Surf’s up at Jam Factory! To get FREE Wi-Fi on your device, simply check your device settings, turn on Wi-Fi, and select ‘Jam Factory FREE Wi-Fi’ in your settings.
We have a fabulous selection of shops to entertain, tempt and inspire you. Enjoy!
Located in one of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs, on one of Melbourne’s most popular streets, discover the Jam Factory. The place to be tempted, entertained and inspired all in the one place, there’s something for everyone to do, see and eat at Jam Factory.
Be tempted by deliciously diverse dining options across our café, restaurant and Mess Hall tenants; be entertained across 15 cinema screens including plush and decadent Gold Class; and be inspired by the latest fashions, accessories and more at our pick of world-class retailers.
From Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, our Centre Management team (Level 1) can help you with any general customer service enquiries. Or can contact us on (03) 9860-8500 or via email.
Jam Factory is open the following hours (please check individual stores as opening hours vary):
Monday-Sunday: 10.00am until late.
Selected food outlets open from 7.00am.
Open every day (including Public Holidays) except Christmas Day.