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$450m industrial precinct built at Bankstown Airport

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Sydney Freezers and Beijer Ref are to construct a purpose-built facilities at Bankstown Airport in South West Sydney. The new $450m industrial estate, named Altitude, is owned in partnership by Aware Super and Altis Property Partners.

The property comprises of 162,000sqm, which will house warehouses and office accommodation, allowing its tenants to integrate with rail, sea and air freight hubs. It will have access to the M5 motorway, Sydney CBD, Port Botany and the new Western Sydney Airport.

Beijer Ref is a refrigerator and air conditioning wholesaler and OEM, will make Altitude its new manufacturing, distribution and corporate headquarters in Australia. Its facility will be 22,000 sqm in size.

“Being a part of the complete development process has allowed us to accommodate all aspects of our business and maximise the technology and sustainability opportunities,” said Paul Campbell, director of operations at Kirby & Beijer Ref Australia.

“As a key part of the Beijer Ref sustainability strategy, the site includes a Beijer Ref Academy that will showcase an array of natural refrigerant solutions and offer natural refrigerant systems technology training to the broader industry.”

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is a German-based logistics provider who has committed to building a 13,111sqm facility within Altitude. This move will the company consolidate its two existing facilities at Ingleburn and Mascot.

“By consolidating two of our facilities into one purpose-built site at Altitude, we can improve our competitive position, offer shorter delivery times and further strengthen our service to our growing customer base in Australia,” said Ray Vella, founding director at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

Sydney Freezers, an Australian food distributor, has committed to building a 10,000sqm warehouse, which includes a 2,000sqm temperature-controlled area. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2021.

Building 2, Altitudes second warehouse, will offer a further 19,200 sqm of industrial office and warehouse space which is available for lease upon its expected competition in September 2021.

The facility can be split into two 9,500 sqm warehouses. Construction has already begun on one of the buildings and will feature nine tonne point loads to the internal slabs, six recessed docks and seven on grade docks, with a 46m wide hardstand. Savills and CBRE are joint agents to lease the site at 2B Murray Jones Drive, Bankstown Airport.

Altitude will also be able to accommodate a further 100,000sqm of industrial accommodation for pre-lease enquiry across the remaining pads.

Altitude will also have sustainable and environmental elements introduced including a 1.9-megawatt solar system, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and smart meters throughout.

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