Toll Group has pre-committed to what will be its biggest Australian distribution and fulfilment centre.
Covering 10.8 hectares – or 20 per cent – of the (54ha) Westlink Industry Park, at Kemps Creek, the 68,000 square metre facility is will have an end value circling $420 million.
About $75m of that is attributable to the fit-out, with automated picking and zone routing.
The occupier, controlled by Japan Post Holdings since 2015, is expecting to distribute about 37 million cartons a year from it.
ESR Australia is the landlord – Toll is the first lease agreement it has secured at Westlink, set to contain product worth $1.2 billion.
The group is handling the leasing internally, via Scott Falvey.
Toll at Kemps Creek
Westlink is one of several business parks earmarked for the Mamre Road precinct, where, amongst other institutions, Charter Hall, Dexus, Goodman, LOGOS, Mirvac and Frasers Property Industrial, in a partnership with Altis and Aware Super, hold land.
Toll, already an ESR tenant client, has committed to its facility, on Abbots Road, for an initial 10 years (story continues below).
Upon completion next September, the developer is targeting a 5-star Green Star Design and As Built rating.
“The next generation facility will be largely powered by renewable energy through the provision of extensive solar panels, supported by better battery storage,” an ESR spokespersons said.
“It will seek to minimise consumption through sustainability initiatives such as LED lighting, rainwater harvesting and EV charging stations,” they added.
It will also be able to store close to a million cartons.
Richard Crookes Construction is the builder; the property will also contain a 300 space multi-deck car park.
Kemps Creek is 52 kilometres west of Sydney.
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