Orbis a hive of activity
MAB’s Orbis Business Park at Ravenhall is a hive of activity with eight buildings under construction and another five about to commence.
MAB General Manager Richard Johnston said that the level of construction on-site is huge.
“We are delighted to see so much activity at Orbis” said Mr Johnston. “In fact, we are working hard to meet the demand of preparing blocks for construction”.
Orbis has been selling fast with stage four already sold out and just three blocks remaining in stage five. With this recent success, MAB will release stage six shortly.
“This calendar year alone, we have sold 2.5 hectares of land, highlighting the demand for industrial land in Melbourne’s north” said Mr Johnston. “The land has attracted higher than average prices – up to $275 sqm – which highlights the appeal of the area.
“Ravenhall is considered one of the fastest growing industrial precincts. Due to Orbis’ strategic location and easy access to the Western Freeway, we have seen solid demand from a number of sectors”.
Mr Johnston said that a variety of builders, developers and owner occupiers have bought land at Orbis, providing a range of corporate offices, office/warehouse, bulky goods and showroom uses.
“We have also seen an increase in various amenities which complement the business park, such as sporting facilities and high
quality food and beverage operators” said Mr Johnston. “This is exactly the type of use we were hoping to attract so that the business park provides a range of facilities for employees and the wider community.
“This really is the future of developing industrial business parks” said Mr Johnston. ?Employees expect a high quality working environment which is exactly what we will deliver at Orbis”.
Developer Le Tran will build a Sports and Badminton Centre at Orbis Park, which is expected to open in early 2014.
“I had been looking for a prime location for some time” said Mr Tran. “Orbis provides a high quality environment and a large number of employees onsite. To be located close to a residential estate was also attractive – we have a community ready for us to open for business”.
Once completed, it is anticipated that Orbis will bring 2,000 jobs to the region.
Orbis Business Park is a 34.5 hectare industrial estate located just 1.5km from the Western Freeway interchange via Robinsons Road.
Melbourne’s CBD, ports and airport are also within easy access, just 20 kilometres away.