The first warehouse facility in Brisbane's newest business district, Metroplex Westgate, has opened with its first tenant.
A further $17.5 million of construction activity is underway as the Wacol complex continues to take shape.
Equipment pooling provider Loscam, which operates in 12 regions throughout the Asia Pacific, has moved into the 4,075 sq m purpose-built warehouse, which it has leased on a 15 year term.
Loscam's new Metroplex Westgate facility, which includes 200 sq m of office space which can accommodate 45 staff, will allow the company to significantly increase its equipment wash and repair capacity in line with the company's projections for future growth.
The warehouse is located on a 2.3 hectare site in the Metroplex South precinct and has direct access to the Ipswich, Centenary and Logan Motorways.
Metroplex South will soon host building products manufacturer ARDEX Australia, a fuel retailer, high end Italian roller door company BMP Australia and a Brisbane commercial food services company, with warehouses underway and expected to be completed between September and early next year.
Volvo Group Australia's new 6,057 sq m service warehouse and dealership delivery centre and a 3,937 sq m A-grade office space and showroom is currently under construction in the adjacent Metroplex West precinct.
Loscam State Manager Queensland Irene Radford says her team is excited to be the first to commence operations in the business park.
"We chose Metroplex Westgate because, from a logistics point of view, it enables us to move product through our supply chains with efficiency, and it enabled us to purpose-build a warehouse to meet our storage and business needs," she said.
The 90 hectare Metroplex Westgate is being developed by GPT Metroplex - a partnership between the GPT Group and Brisbane developer Metroplex.
Metroplex director Peter MacGregor says recent construction activity and infrastructure upgrades have caused an increase in enquiries, with a number of new deals already in the pipeline.
"The arrival of Loscam signals the official start of a brand new business district for Brisbane, which will ultimately host a mix of industrial, commercial and retail businesses built around nature corridors and parklands," he said.
"It's not just the location and land that appeals to purchasers, but also the design of Metroplex Westgate, which takes inspiration from its successful sister project, Metroplex on Gateway.
"Purchasers can see Metroplex Westgate taking shape and they now have direct access to the motorways following a $20 million upgrade of Boundary Road, so it is the right time for businesses to take action if they are looking to start construction immediately, with all services in place."Metroplex Westgate is being marketed by Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).