Swedish appliance giant commits to Lytton

The Lytton facility is due to open next October.

Sweden based appliance manufacturing giant Electrolux, which owns brands including Kelvinator, Simpson and Westinghouse, will relocate its Brisbane distribution centre from Hemmant to neighbouring Lytton.

The Nascap Stockholm listed group has signed a 10 year lease with the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, owned by APH Consortium, for an showroom/warehouse and office on 4.22 hectares a the Port West Industrial Estate.

It is the first commitment at the business park’s second stage, marketing of which started last year.

Upon completion next October, it will be the estate’s first 6-star Green Star rated building.

APH comprises four major global infrastructure investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, IFM Investors, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd on behalf of its managed funds, and Tawreed Investments Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Under its former incarnation, QPH Holdings, it secured a 99 leasehold for the Port of Brisbane from the state government – a $2.1 billion outlay.

Electrolux at Lytton

The Electrolux facility at Lytton will contain 21,255 square metres including a double storey office.

It is also designed with a hardstand/truck apron area and customer car parking (story continues below).

“Our teams have worked together to design and now commence delivery on a long-term, sustainable home for the Electrolux Group that will support its operations now and its growth into the future,” POB Pty Ltd chief executive officer, Neil Stephens said.

“The new facility will be delivered by principal contractor McNab with project management by Johnstaff and JLL, design by architects Sparc Architects and structural solution by Northrop Consulting Engineers,” he added.

“Port of Brisbane is incorporating a rooftop solar installation, a striking Glulam and CLT timber structure to the office and showroom and will utilise low carbon concrete solutions where practical,” according to the executive.

Chris Davis of JLL’s Industrial Occupier Services division acted for Electrolux.

The agency’s Projects & Developments Services division last year placed the same tenant to a Melbourne industrial property.

Electrolux is considered one of the major players in its sector to manufacture in Australia.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.