Shell confirmed at West Gate Express
Global energy company Shell with Coles Express has announced its latest location at MAB’s West Gate Express development in Port Melbourne.
MAB General Manager – Commercial and Industrial, Richard Johnston said “The opportunity arose for fuel suppliers to select the best site along the West Gate Freeway and we are delighted that Shell has chosen West Gate Express.”
With Shell now secured, MAB is now in a position to offer West Gate Express’ remaining four fast food tenancies to the market. The leasing agent for the development is Jones Lang LaSalle’s Director of Retail Leasing, Jaycen Willox.
“Not surprisingly, with Shell confirmed, the site’s high exposure and direct access to 160,000 vehicles on the West Gate passing each day, West Gate Express is seen as a valuable and highly strategic addition to any retail network,” said Mr Willox.
“Initial discussions have been very positive with one of the two drive-through tenancies already close to being secured. I would expect that if the fast food market is able to meet the expectations of such a premium site, we will be looking at a fully leased facility in the very near future.”
Located at the West Gate Freeway / Cook Street off-ramp, the architecturally designed service station will provide a striking entry to Melbourne.
“We have been working closely with the City of Melbourne and government authorities to ensure the development complements its strategic location adjacent to the West Gate Freeway,” said Mr Johnston.
West Gate Express will service inbound commuters, the wider Port Melbourne area and the future population of Fishermans Bend.
Construction of the service station is expected to commence in late 2012.
West Gate Express is at the eastern most corner of MAB’s Expressway Business Park.
“Expressway has been a great success,” said Mr Johnston “It was sold out quickly and we expect construction to be completed by September this year.”