A major temperature-controlled logistics operator has announced a new $20 million cold storage warehouse in Victoria.
Fernhurst, whose clients include meat packers, food processors and supermarkets has committed to a 7,070-square-metre facility on a 16,185-square-metre site located at National Drive, Truganina.
Fernhurst partnered with Charter Hall, ESR and property and supply chain firm TM Insight in designing, sourcing and project managing the build of this new facility, which will be consolidating their operations from three sites in Truganina and Hoppers Crossing.
The new development will also house Fernhurst’s new 388-square-metre head office space and the facility will feature freezer, chiller and blast freezing zones for various product types.
Graeme O’Brien, Fernhurst managing director said the new modern facility will create significant efficiencies throughout the company.
Nathan Bingham, TM Insight director of property said the consolidation of operations, the use of renewable energy and the elimination of dead running between sites will dramatically improve Fernhurst’s service capability.
These energy intensive operations will be offset with a significant 440-kilowatt solar installation that will span almost the entire roof of the facility, plus energy conserving refrigeration equipment from Europe.
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