Next Gen Industrial Business Park Planned for Rochedale


A Sydney-based developer has filed plans for a next gen industrial business park at Rochedale in Brisbane’s outer south.

The proposal is for three modern industrial buildings comprising 52 strata-titled warehouse/low-impact industry tenancies and a cafe.

It has been lodged by an entity linked to Metropolis Development Group chief executive Brendan Maletto.

According to the group’s website, the development—to be known as Rochedale Business Park—“stands out as a sophisticated and upscale alternative to traditional industrial and warehouse units”.

Overall, it would have a combined gross floor area of 9010sq m with tenancies ranging from 100 to 496 square metres.

A planning assessment report said the smaller tenancies would be suitably sized for trade workshops and/or storage uses and the larger tenancies for more traditional warehousing or manufacturing businesses.

With the exception of the food and drink outlet, each tenancy will contain a mezzanine level.

As well, the development would provide 156 carparking spaces across the site and an additional 28 dedicated loading bays in front of tenancies.

Earmarked for a 1.45ha site, the proposal also incorporates landscaping along its 135m frontage to Prebble Street and throughout the carparking/hardstand areas, allocating more than double the amount required.

It is part of an approved subdivision of a 5.29ha holding into five lots at 231 Gardner Road.

Property records show the Gardner Road holding last changed hands in February, 2020 for almost $11.9 million.

It was acquired by a company associated with the Mellish family, who own and operate the diversified Holmwood Highgate Group that has a property development arm, Harridan.

In June last year, Brisbane City Council gave the green light for the holding’s subdivision into five lots to be developed across five non-sequential stages.

Within the subdivision, development applications for warehouses also have been lodged for two other lots—one has been approved and the other is still under assessment.

Planning documents for the Gardner Road subdivision said it was intended to be developed “for a mix of industry, logistics and warehouse type uses tailored to the shifting needs of retail including online retail fulfillment centres, last mile delivery, warehousing, workstores and self-storage reflective of evolving and emerging trends in the logistics, warehouse and fulfillment sector”.


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