Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) reached another important milestone on Tuesday, 14 March 2023, handing over occupancy of its latest development to Tenant, Green Endeavour.
Achieving practical completion on 13 March, the completed warehouse and administration building has a total lettable area of 6,144 m², including the main warehouse, an administration hub over two levels and is adorned by a rooftop terrace and garden.
“This is an incredible achievement,” said BML Chair, Anthony Kelly. “It is not only exciting that we are delivering our third major warehouse development in five years, but also encouraging that we continue to meet the needs of our Tenants in providing the infrastructure necessary for their businesses to expand and grow.”
Adam Dilworth can attest that, as a Managing Director of incoming Tenant, Green Endeavour, a joint venture between Fruitlink and Suncoast Fresh, he knows firsthand how important it is to have the right space to run your business.
“We had a situation where we had two businesses, both growing beyond our existing warehouse space, and now to have this warehouse, it feels like unlimited potential,” said Mr Dilworth.
“We’re so pleased with the support we received from BML, not just for this build, but over a long time.
“Our first build on site was back in 1998 and I remember thinking we were never going to fill that warehouse, and look how far we’ve come,” he said.
Despite challenges with the construction, including subcontractor and materials shortages, and the flooding of the Brisbane Markets site a year ago, Max Burns, Managing Director of SBP Australia Pty Ltd, said he and his team enjoyed delivering the project.
“We always enjoy working with BML,” said Mr Burns. “Even with the challenges we’ve faced over the past year, the fulfilment for us comes from watching the Brisbane Markets grow – it’s a great industry to be a part of.”
Green Endeavour’s Director, Graeme Twine, said the new warehouse will allow both businesses under the Green Endeavour banner to offer supreme service to their customers.
“By combining the two businesses in modern facilities, we will actually be able to save money on our energy costs and reduce other costs simply by working together,” said Mr Twine.
“The facilities are not only created to look after the produce, but it’s also going to be an environment where people are going to want to come to work,” he said.
Following a design development process which commenced in early 2021 and a 14-month construction period, the new Building H1 occupies the raised development pad in the South Gate West warehouse precinct and features:
- One freezer
- One dispatch room
- One heavy produce room
- Seven cold rooms
- 11 loading docks
- 3,360m² hardstand
- 4,100 m³ concrete
- 20 km of general wiring/6 km of data cabling
- 1,000 m of cable tray
- 2,500 m of PVC electrical conduit
- 1,000 m of fibre optic cable
- 370 tonnes of structural steel
- 1,336 pallet spaces