Former Bunnings Rockhampton warehouse up for grabs after relocation

Former Bunnings Rockhampton warehouse up for grabs after relocation
Former Bunnings Rockhampton warehouse up for grabs after relocation

A former Bunnings Warehouse in Rockhampton is for sale for the first time in 17 years after the home improvement giant relocated nearby.

The 7,660 square metre building (above) last traded for $2.2 million in 2001. 

In 2017 when they confirmed the relocation, Bunnings general manager of property Andrew Marks suggested plans were under way to re-purpose the building.

Bunnings have moved down the road from 452-488 Yamba Road to the corner of River Rose Drive and Yaamba Road - better known at the old Masters Home Improvements site.

Their new store spans another 4,000 square metres of retail.

Savills agents Peter Tyson and Jon Tyson are marketing the old premises until July 26.

Savills national retail director Peter Tyson said the building represented a significant holding located in the heart of the region’s large format retailing precinct and offers numerous value-add possibilities for potential owner-occupiers, retailers, developers and investors.

“The building is fully air-conditioned and would be readily adapted for reuse, with options including certain retail, large format retail or bulky goods uses, vehicle and outdoor sales, industry and self-storage uses," he said.

“The complex occupies a prominent 26,626 square metre site with enormous frontage to Yaamba Road, the local section of the Bruce Highway, which features over 9.2 million cars passing the site each year."

The Yaamba Road commercial precinct is bookended by the new Bunnings Warehouse to the north and the 58,000 square metre Stockland Rockhampton Shopping Centre to the south, and is also home to the Red Hill Homemaker Centre, as well as various national retailers including Harvey Norman, Amart, Petbarn and Spotlight. 

“It is interesting to note a long list of national retailers not present in the Rockhampton market and trade area analysis reveals an enormous available catchment extending east to Yeppoon and west to Emerald and beyond, with almost 230,000 people forecast to reach over 250,000 people by 2031,” Peter Tyson said.

Earlier this month Savills listed the Bunnings premises in Warragul outside of Melbourne, which is currently tenanted to Bunnings.

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