The Goodman Group and joint venture partner, Brickworks, have commenced construction of a new 16,870 square metre purpose-built service centre facility for packaging giant, CHEP.
CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world's largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive.
The warehouse is located at Rochedale Motorway Estate, a new industrial precinct in Brisbane, Queensland. It will allow CHEP to service customer requirements for foldable crates, plastic pallets, bins, and intermediate bulk containers from a single location, and will be a market leading washing facility.
Designed with environmental performance in mind, the CHEP facility is earmarked to be Goodman’s most sustainable development in Queensland.
Environmental features include a 450kw solar system, which is anticipated to generate approximately 700MWh per annum.
In addition, the property will have LED lighting in the office and warehouse, rainwater reticulation, fully integrated wastewater treatment plant, solar hot water, and movement sensor lighting.
Regional operations director for CHEP Queensland, Jason Collins, said the site was selected for its strategic location and excellent road connectivity for customers and employees.
He said the CHEP site was able to incorporate sustainability because it was a greenfield build.
“Sustainability is embedded into our culture at CHEP and is a part of our global strategy,” Collins said. “Creating a more environmentally efficient supply chain benefits our customers, the community and our business.”
Due for completion in February 2022, Rochedale Motorway Estate offers excellent transport connectivity with toll-free access to Brisbane’s CBD and direct access to Brisbane’s motorway network.
Goodman Group general manager, Jason Little, said the company wants to lead the industry in delivering strategically located logistics space with easy access to consumers and highly sustainable facilities.
Little said Rochedale Motorway Estate is set to further raise the bar for greening Brisbane’s industrial sector.
He noted that the joint venture project with Brickworks was the result of ongoing collaboration with Brisbane City Council and has far-reaching employment generation benefits, delivering 120 jobs throughout construction and a further 90 on completion.
Brickworks managing director, Lindsay Partridge, said the Rochedale Motorway Estate provides premium industrial space to leading organisations such as Amart Furniture, Beaumont Tiles, Japanese Food Corporation, Franklyn, and soon, Woolworths.
On completion, Rochdale Motorway Estate will house a community of approximately 1200 staff.