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Queensland food DC in works

The Martin Brower and Logos team coming together for the inaugural earth turning.

TMX Transform says construction has started on a new food distribution warehouse in Queensland for global supply chain solutions provider for restaurant chains Martin Brower ANZ.

Martin Brower pre-committed to a 15-year lease term on the new 9301 sqm temperature-controlled DC located at Karawatha on a 28,332 sqm site.

“The new distribution centre represents a significant milestone for Martin Brower, doubling our capacity in Queensland and ensuring we can continue to deliver the highest quality of service to our customer,” says Martin Brower’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand Scott Hanigan.

“We are committed to creating smart, sustainable supply chains, and this site will play a pivotal role in helping achieve a 50 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030. The new site will provide 100 local jobs and enable us to enhance our logistics services further.”

The custom-designed facility will deliver chilled, frozen, and ambient storage capability. The Brisbane south site will also provide refuelling, truck wash, and weighbridge facilities, and space to park and manage the Martin Brower fleet.

LOGOS acquired the brownfield site in April 2021 due to its strategic location: the site is at the interchange of Ipswich and Logan Motorways, 23 km southwest of Brisbane CBD, giving unparalleled access to Brisbane’s key arterial road networks.

Vaughan Constructions will build the facility, which TMX Transform procured under competitive tender. TMX is providing ongoing construction delivery management and project support to Martin Brower until completion, expected in the second half of 2024.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Martin Brower and supporting them in the transformation of their Queensland operations,” says TMX Transform’s Director of Property, Sam Dellios.

“Both LOGOS and Vaughan boast a proven record in delivering best-in-class facilities and we are excited to see this one come to life.”

The facility is targeting certification as 5-star green star rated, incorporating sustainable design, energy management, recycling, and waste management facilities.

The new DC is scheduled to be operational by late 2024.

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