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Brisbane Airport Floors Accelerator On Landmark Auto Mall Development

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The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) announced this week that the $300 million BNE Auto Mall development kicked into gear in 2017 with two major project milestones.

BAC General Manager Commercial Businesses John Tormey said not only did the land development program formally commence for the project, but one of Australia’s leading automotive dealership groups, Sci-Fleet Motors Pty Ltd, secured a prime gateway site in the precinct and has entered detailed negotiations.

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Mark Skaife Designed Test Track Revealed For BNE Auto Mall]“We are delighted to have the Sci-Fleet Group join us on the first stage of the journey for the delivery of this iconic project and it is fitting, as the largest and most successful dealer for both the number one volume brand in the country Toyota and leading luxury brand Lexus, that they are on-board,” Mr Tormey said.

Commercial negotiation responsibilities for the BNE Auto Mall were given to JLL’s Ben Koop and Jacob Swan.

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Plans for the BNE Auto Mall. Courtesy BAC.

“Having commenced commercial negotiations with many of the leading automotive groups who have previously expressed interest in the project in the latter part of 2016, we are pleased with the level of interest in the BNE Auto Mall that continues to build each month," Mr Koop said.

Sci-Fleet Group Dealer Principal Andrew Scifleet said the project was a unique prospect for the industry and a genuine solution for our market.

BAC Board approval was granted at the end of 2016 to begin land development for the project.

Commencement of the land development program for the project will see site clearing underway in the second half of 2017 with the opening of the BNE Auto Mall planned for 2020.

“The vision for the project remains the same – to provide an unrivalled automotive platform for dealers and manufacturers with the ultimate in test drive experience," Mr Tormey said.

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Plans for the BNE Auto Mall. Courtesy BAC.

"We know that leading automotive brands are continuing to raise the bar, and this requires a new and fresh approach, a new platform, for how they engage with their customers.

“The future of automotive retailing is becoming more dynamic with a push for higher quality, interactive customer experiences," he said.

“The multi-layered appeal of the precinct with entertainment and shopping, restaurants and bars, driver experiences, hotels and conference facilities, all tailored to the automotive market and wrapped around a 2.5km Mark Skaife designed performance track will ensure the BNE Auto Mall delivers world-class facilities that are being demanded by tomorrow’s customers.”

Forecasts prepared by Urbis for expected potential visitation to the BNE Auto Mall precinct, indicates by 2026 annual visitation in the order of 1.4 million p.a.

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