Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will deliver a new 2,280m² warehouse and office facility at Export Park for leading courier company, Direct Couriers.
BAC’s property division BNE Property will develop the new purpose-built facility to accommodate the growing business already based in the precinct.
BAC General Manager Commercial Businesses John Tormey said the new lease is a strong sign of Direct Couriers’ confidence in Brisbane Airport.
“We are very pleased to see that Direct Couriers’ business has grown substantially since first moving to the airport in 2011, and that we are again able to accommodate their new requirement for an even bigger premises at Export Park,” Mr Tormey said.
“This agreement is not only a reflection of the site’s ideal location and connectivity, but also of our ability to deliver flexible solutions to meet our client’s needs.
“The airport’s size, accessibility and amenity are continuing to attract great non-aviation commercial and industrial businesses. The demand for premises is strong and our total vacancy across all property precincts is less than 1 per cent.”
The 26 Qantas Drive warehouse and office facility at Export Park will provide Direct Couriers with approximately 60 per cent more space than its current premises at 37-39 Qantas Drive.
Direct Couriers Director David Preston said as well as the larger space, Direct Couriers wanted to remain at the Brisbane Airport precinct due to its transport infrastructure and amenity.
“We are confident that this new facility meets Direct Couriers’ needs in terms of the warehouse size, layout and location,” Mr Preston said.
“We will have 21 staff located at the new facility when we move in January 2017, and the premises allows for our planned business growth.”
The airport is already home to more than 420 businesses and 21,000 workers, with this figure expected to grow to around 50,000 by 2029.
Mr Tormey said the airport’s ability to offer large, flexible sites so close to the terminals, major road networks and amenity gives it a key advantage over other industrial parks.
“Direct Couriers has been located at the airport for five years, and already know and love the connectivity and amenity we have here,” he said.
“Export Park is just a short drive from a 24-hour Woolworths, Jetts Fitness, McDonalds and Shell Coles Express, as well as Dan Murphy’s, BNE Golf Central, cafes, childcare and medical centre.”