Frasers Property Australia ) has secured its first tenant in Horsley Drive Business Park, which will be the first six star Green Star industrial precinct in Australia.
Martin Brower Australia has entered into a 20 year lease for an 18,559 sqm facility comprising warehouse and 3,000 sqm office space. The facility will accommodate dry store, chiller, freezer and chilled staging areas in the warehouse.
Ian Barter, General Manager Northern Region for Frasers Property Australia said: “It is pleasing to see that companies are recognising the importance of supporting Green Star projects like Horsley Drive Business Park. The Martin Brower facility will be targeting the Green Building Council of Australia’s six star Green Star Design and As-Built v1.1 rating."“As market leaders in industrial development, Frasers Property is committed to maintaining its leadership status in the sustainability area. Horsley Drive Business Park project provided the perfect platform to showcase our sustainability credentials.”
"Frasers Property is focused on delivering direct and real benefits to our customers by reducing their total occupancy costs and operating expenses, whilst also improving their health and wellbeing. Over 300 people will be located in Martin Brower Australia’s new facility.”
Horsley Drive Business Park is a 20.4 hectare site owned by the Western Sydney Parkland Trust (WSPT) and is located on the corner of Cowpasture Road and Horsley Drive. Frasers Property has entered into a development agreement with WSPT to deliver a high quality industrial estate with a mix of facility types.
Jackie McArthur, Managing Director of Martin Brower Australia said: “We are extremely excited to be moving our operations into Horsley Drive Business Park this year and proud to be building a facility that meets the Six Star Design rating. As supply chain partners to McDonald’s globally, we will service approximately 300 restaurants from this site which is ideally located with accessibility to Sydney’s major transport networks.”
Horsley Drive Business Park is ideally situated in an established industrial precinct with access to a large and experienced workforce in the vibrant and fast growing Western Sydney precinct.
Frasers Property has developed and owns over 1,200,000 sqm of office and industrial buildings that are certified or registered under the GBCA’s Green Star rating system, including both Design & As-Built and Performance ratings. The company has achieved Australia’s first Green Star Performance (Operational) rating for its portfolio and is committed to delivering a minimum five star Green Star rating on all new industrial developments that are to be retained by the group.