Logistics and DCs drive increased demand for industrial space in South-East Melbourne: Colliers

Logistics and DCs drive increased demand for industrial space in South-East Melbourne: Colliers
Logistics and DCs drive increased demand for industrial space in South-East Melbourne: Colliers

Logistics companies and distribution centres are driving increased demand for south-east Melbourne industrial property, according to Colliers International.

Colliers International’s Harry Larwill said new and existing occupiers are competing strongly for properties for sale and lease based on availability of significant hardstand.  

"More than 20% of our running requirements and enquiry are businesses who require some form of hardstand, which in itself is not surprising." Larwill stated.

“With land supply being such a rare commodity and reaching record prices within the eastern industrial sector, tenants and occupiers are looking for more affordable alternatives." 

The alternatives are generally existing facilities on increased land allotments which allow for future extension and where affordable alternatives can be sought.

Colliers International recently leased a property at 7 Newcomen Road in SPRINGVALE at $130/sqm.  

"The 2,349 sqm site, which is home to a 1,000 sqm building and significant hardstand, leased for $10,000 dollars more than a building double the size at 26 Lascelles Street which had no hardstand," Larwill added.

“We also had five different parties reach lease agreement stage at 25-29 Nissan Drive in Dandenong recently, at $88/sqm. This property included a 1,033 sqm building on 1,900 sqm of land."

“In Boronia, we sold 8-10 Wadhurst Drive within a month at a rate of $1,800/sqm for a 1,240 sqm building on 2,509 sqm of land.

“These recent examples all highlight the significant benefit landlords and vendors are reaping when they are able to offer a substantial hardstand component with their property,” he added 

In the latest sale, Larwill and colleagues Andrew Chrapot and Richard Wilkinson sold a 468 sqm showroom office on auction day.

Situated on 1,846 sqm of land at 2139 Princes Highway in Clayton (pictured above), the showroom office was sold to a local developer for more than $1,300/sqm (on land). 

“The ample hardstand component of the property attracted keen interest, and the strong sales result an indication of the increased value buyers are putting on land within eastern industrial locations,” Mr Larwill concluded.

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