New $450 million industrial estate draws big players to South West Sydney

The new South West Sydney industrial estate, Altitude at Bankstown Airport, will be home to several major purpose-built facilities following commitments from Hellman Worldwide Logistics, Sydney Freezers, and Beijer Ref.

Altitude is owned by Aware Super, managed by Sydney Metro Airports, and developed in partnership with Altis Property Partners. The new logistics hub’s Bankstown Airport location is close to major infrastructure routes including rail, sea and air freight hubs.

The 40-hectare property also features 162,000 sqm of warehousing and office accommodation.

Beijer Ref, a global refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler and original equipment manufacturer, is the first business to move into the new industrial precinct. Its purpose-built 22,000 sqm facility will serve as its Australian manufacturing, distribution, and corporate headquarters.

“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,” says 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.”

The German-based global logistics provider, Hellman Worldwide Logistics, has committed to a 13,111 sqm facility at Altitude.

“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,” Ray Vella, Founding Director at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics says.

A second warehouse is currently being built at Altitude and will be home to a 10,000 sqm warehouse for food distributor Sydney Freezers. Practical completion is expected in August this year.

This second warehouse will also offer a further 19,200 sqm of industrial office and warehouse space that is available for lease and will be completed in September 2021.

“We’re thrilled to have such strong brands commit to Altitude at Bankstown Airport,” Joseph Ajaka, Project Director at Altis Property Partners says. “By positioning themselves in the inner ring of Sydney, Hellmann, Beijer Ref, and Sydney Freezers will benefit from enhanced supply chains, improving operational efficiencies, and ultimately providing a better service to their customers.”

Tamara Williams, Director ESG at Altis Property Partners, says that community and environmental considerations are a major priority for Altitude. “Across Bankstown Airport we have an embedded network structure, so we can generate solar on site and share it across a number of different buildings,” she says. “Our focus is around community and creating a welcoming space for employees. As a result, the Altitude precinct features ample connectivity and amenity for the people who work there.”

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