Alliance Business Park – Anchor Tenants Announced for Alliance Business Park
Alliance Business Park has gone from strength to strength since MAB Corporation launched the development in late 2012, with over fifty percent of the estate already sold, representing 22 hectares of land.
MAB Corporation Development Manager Michael Martin said the prospect of the new Melbourne Market in Epping, which will be the new wholesale fruit and vegetable market for Melbourne, commencing operation has been one of the keys to the ongoing success of Alliance Business Park.
“A significant share of the demand has come from businesses related to the new Melbourne Market which will open in 2015,” said Mr Martin. “Wholesalers in the fruit and vegetable sector have started to secure land at Alliance, with Rainfresh, a major Melbourne market wholesaler, having committed to a 8,059sqm site.”
This commitment is a strong vote of confi dence for Alliance Business Park. Rainfresh chose the site due to its proximity to the new Melbourne Market, and the fl exibility that Alliance offers, enabling the wholesaler to secure a custom sized lot to suit the construction of its purpose-built facility in the long-term. Rainfresh will bring over 30 new full time jobs to the City of Whittlesea.
“The location has huge appeal,” said Mr Martin. “Alliance is located within the Cooper Street Employment Precinct and has direct access to the main entry of the new Melbourne Market.”
“Being a stone’s throw from the front door of the Melbourne Market is the main drawcard for wholesalers and businesses that service the fruit and vegetable market,” said Mr Martin. “We see the demand from this sector continuing well after the Market opens.”
In addition to the fruit and vegetable sector, Alliance has attracted strong interest from both developers and owner occupiers, including local businesses, international logistics companies and the manufacturing sector.
Global logistics supply chain company Mainfreight Australia has announced its move to Alliance. This significant sale was completed in June 2014 and will create an additional 300 jobs in the City of Whittlesea.
In addition to the existing Hume Freeway interchange at Cooper Street, located just moments from the site, Alliance boasts another planned freeway interchange on its northern border at O’Herns Road, giving it unprecedented access to two freeway interchanges within 1 kilometre.
Funding for the new O’Herns Road interchange was an election announcement by the current Victorian Government in November 2014.
Construction of the first industrial facilities is scheduled for completion in early 2015, with the first businesses moving in well before the opening of Melbourne Market.
Construction of Stage 3 is well advanced due to the outstanding success of the previous stages. Stage 4 is now selling ahead of schedule offering serviced lots from 1,300 square meters to 5 hectares.
Alliance is also home to MAB Corporation’s new Trade Central project, which features 16 architecturally designed office warehouses and trade stores that will provide high quality accommodation for small businesses. Prices start from just $195,000.
With expansive reserves, walking and bike trails, a specialty retail precinct, flexible lot sizes, transport links and architecturally designed landscaping, Alliance Business Park is set to become the premier commercial and industrial location in Melbourne’s north and represents an outstanding blue chip opportunity.