Asahi Beverages has pre-committed to an initial 20 year lease term and will become the Heathwood Logistics Estate’s first occupant. The site will become a 20,000 sqm purpose built, high bay warehouse and office facility with handover anticipated in October 2017. The Asahi Beverages facility also include a future expansion area for a further 4,500 sqm of warehousing.
The project’s approval received a high level of support from Brisbane City Council and its economic development board, Brisbane Marketing. Set to turn the first sod of soil on 8 December 2016, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the commitment from Asahi Beverages demonstrates Brisbane’s attractiveness as a premier investment destination in the Asia Pacific.
“As one of Brisbane’s key logistics precincts, the Heathwood Logistics Estate is an ideal location for the development of this new state-of-the-art warehousing facility.” Cr Quirk said.
Asahi Beverages Chief Supply Chain Officer, Wayne Angus said “We are delighted to announce that Asahi Beverages will be relocating its distribution centre in Queensland to the purpose-built Heathwood Logistics Estate.”
“As a major beverage company, we are excited by the opportunity to move into a highly efficient and well positioned distribution centre, which will enable us to better serve our customers. We are pleased to be making a significant investment in our long-term future in Queensland.”
The Heathwood Logistics Estate is a 25-hectare prime, development site located in the established logistics precinct of Heathwood in South Brisbane, Queensland.