4Cyte Pathology has leased a standalone building in Melbourne’s south east for a COVID testing centre.
The 12-month deal for 609-611 South Road, Bentleigh East, was struck by GrayJohnson’s Stephen Buchan, representing a private landlord.
The medical group will pay $65,000 plus GST and outgoings for the site at the north east corner of Valerie Street, previously occupied as a nurse on call hire office.
It has also indicated a renewal, the agent said, “as the ongoing progression and development of COVID outbreaks in Victoria is unknown”.
“We have had enquiries from other pathology service providers seeking relatively short-term occupancy opportunities for strategically located buildings,” the broker added.
The Bentleigh East property, a brown brick, 228 square metre structure, surrounded by 33 car parks, has been vacant for a few years (story continues below).
4Cyte intends to establish a testing centre there immediately.
“It is adjacent to an active retail and services zone where high profile occupancies include Wooloworths, Foodworks, Harvey Norman, Holmesglen TAFE and a Chemist Warehouse outlet,” the agent added.
The suburb is about 14 kilometres from the city.
Four months ago 4Cyte Pathology leased a former medical clinic in Dandenong South – more than 20 kms south east of Bentleigh East – three days after it hit the market.