Australia and New Zealand’s largest 4PL (fourth-party logistics) provider, efm Logistics, has committed to a 15,580 square metre speculative warehouse at Fraser Property Industrial’s Rubix Connect precinct in Dandenong South, Melbourne.
efm Logistics plans to consolidate its two current facilities in Dandenong South to the new facility in June 2021, streamlining its operations under the same roof in response to growth and with a view to provide its existing customers a more efficient experience. In conjunction with a significant warehouse footprint, the new facility will include office space and 107 car spaces.
The speculative facility for efm Logistics, within the 41.3-hectare Rubix Connect estate, is being developed concurrently with the adjoining pre-committed 19,815 square metre facility for Ozito and has an end value of circa $60 million. Neighbouring properties to the estate include large occupiers Amazon, Woolworths, Bunnings and Aldi.
“Occupiers recognise the benefits of Melbourne’s south east region and the thriving industrial market already at play there. Low vacancy and very limited opportunities for developable land in the area has attracted strong interest to the Rubix Connect precinct.
“We are very excited to commission our new site in Dandenong South in partnership with Frasers Property Industrial. A key characteristic of efm is to provide customers an exceptional logistics experience and this purpose built, state-of-the art facility will allow us to enhance the value our existing customers receive from us, whilst establishing a showcase distribution centre for future growth,” Simon Slagter, CEO for efm Logistics said.
The speculative warehouse will include 10 metre springing height, four recessed loading docks, size on-grade roller shutter doors, an ESFR sprinkler system and a 35-metre-wide super awning. It will also utilise LED lighting and be 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1 rated by Green Building Council of Australia.