BAC to build new Hanson facility at Skygate
Thursday 10 September 2015: Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will deliver a new office facility at Skygate for leading construction products supplier Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd.
BAC’s property division BNE Property will develop the new purpose-built facility, scheduled for completion in August 2016.
BAC General Manager Commercial Businesses John Tormey said the deal is a great win for the growing Skygate precinct.
“Our office vacancy has remained the lowest in Australia at just 2.9 per cent,” Mr Tormey said, “For Skygate to attract a new commercial office tenant, particularly an international company of this magnitude, in a competitive market demonstrates its strength as an office location.”
“With a massive expansion to DFO, alfresco dining, additional office and a multi-level car park opening soon; Skygate will have even more retail and dining options to choose from,” he said.
“Together with the 24-hour Woolworths and new golf precinct, it’s an attractive place for businesses looking to centralise or expand with purpose-built premises.”
Mr Tormey said the airport offers a unique business address, with the size and flexibility needed to deliver special purpose developments.
“The development is not only a reflection of Skygate’s location and amenity, but also of our ability to deliver flexible solutions to meet our client’s needs,” Mr Tormey said.
“We are very pleased to have Hanson on-board at Skygate and look forward to working with them on the new facility,” he said.
Project Control Group Pty Ltd (PCG) represented Hanson’s interests in the corporate real estate transaction and will further act as Hanson’s project manager and interior architect for the ensuing project.
Part of the Heidelberg Cement group, Hanson is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry.
“The airport precinct has excellent connectivity to road networks and tunnels in all directions, which was important to Hanson,” Mr Tormey said.
“There is also good public transport, with Brisbane City Council busses, a free terminal transfer bus, and a future Airtrain station planned for the precinct.”