Brisbane Airport’s Skygate precinct is fast becoming a destination in its own right; contributing to the transformation of the airport into a commercial, industrial and lifestyle hub.
Recently undergoing a $35 million Stage 4 DFO expansion, Skygate is now home to more than 160 retail, leisure and dining options including Queensland’s first 24/7 Woolworths, a 24/7 gym, medical centre, 4.5 star hotel and childcare facilities as well as a growing list of commercial offices.
The development included a 4,950m² expansion to DFO with 30 new stores, five alfresco dining restaurants, 1,000 bay multi-level car park, commercial offices, children’s playscape and improved pedestrian connectivity. It’s a revitalisation which has picked up an Excellence in Design award from the Property Council of Australia.
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC)’s General Manager of Commercial Businesses John Tormey says the expansion has helped Skygate gain traction as a premier business destination.
“We are very pleased to see Skygate become an increasingly popular alternative to inner city sites,” said Mr Tormey.
“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 one per cent.”
BAC’s property team, BNE Property, is now focused on rolling out a range of new commercial development options at Skygate.
“The Boulevard Business Park is a campus style commercial office development. The first of four sites is nearing completion for Hanson Construction Materials, who are due to move into their purpose built laboratory and office building in early 2017.
“We also have a number of additional Skygate sites earmarked and ready to go for higher density commercial developments ranging from 10,000m² to 20,000m².
“We’ve received great interest for the sites from both local and international businesses looking to base their head offices at Skygate due to its growing reputation as a high quality commercial and lifestyle hub.
“The surrounding amenity at Skygate will continue to improve and provide an even greater range of options for our tenants and their employees.
“In particular, the proposed Home and Life Centre is starting to take shape with negotiations currently underway with large format retailers to take space in the new development adjacent to DFO.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of Skygate as it goes from strength to strength.
“We invite interested businesses to contact the BNE Property team to discuss their office requirements and discover why Skygate is an ideal business destination.”
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