Verifone rents Essendon Fields’ historic Beaufort Building

The World War II production facility turned office at Essendon Fields.

Essendon Fields – a master-planned commercial village by Linfox and Beck Corporation replacing part of Essendon Airport – has secured another office tenant, this time within the historic freeway facing Beaufort Building.

Point of sale and payment provider Verifone has rented a 617 square metre former World War II plane production facility for four years with two options.

The occupier’s Sydney-based general manager, Paris Tsounias, said it wanted to be close to a Tullamarine operational complex “but at the same time provide a professional and modern working environment for our Melbourne team”.

“The…space we have sourced within the Essendon Fields precinct also provides us with the necessary capacity to support expected growth within our Australian business over coming years and ideally offer employment opportunities within the local markets,” he added.

Following the deal, the landlord has 635 sqm of the warehouse-converted-office at 3 Bristol Street to fill (story continues below).

Verifone has taken a four year lease over 617 square metres at the Beaufort Building.

The factory was where Bristol Beaufort bomber aeroplanes were assembled and repaired.

Verifone’s lease comes less than a fortnight after we reported Serco sub-let 6296 sqm and 201 car parks within 15 Vaughan Street, also within the estate.

Essendon Fields is about 11 kilometres north west of the city.

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