Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Sydney Freezers and Beijer Ref are strengthening their supply chain capabilities and have committed to the construction of purpose-built facilities at a $450 million industrial estate at Bankstown Airport in Sydney’s south west.

Owned by Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, managed by Sydney Metro Airports and developed in partnership with Altis Property Partners, the premier logistics hub at Bankstown Airport enables tenants to take advantage of the prime location and integrate with major infrastructure routes including rail, sea and air freight hubs.

The Altitude site comprises 162,000 sqm of warehousing and office accommodation across 40-hectares.

The industrial estate at Bankstown Airport is the most centrally located warehouse development of this scale with direct access to the M5 motorway, Sydney CBD, Port Botany and the new Western Sydney Airport.

Beijer Ref, a global refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler and OEM, has selected Altitude for its new Australian manufacturing, distribution, and corporate headquarters.

Set to be a global showpiece and revolutionise the refrigeration wholesaler’s Australian operation, the purpose-built 22,000 sqm facility has now reached practical completion, with Beijer Ref becoming the first business to move into the new industrial precinct.

Kirby & Beijer Ref Australia director of operations, Paul Campbell, said being a part of the complete development process has allowed the wholesaler to accommodate all aspects of its business and maximise technology and sustainability opportunities.

Campbell said a key part of the sustainability strategy, is the Beijer Ref Academy which will showcase natural refrigerant solutions and offer natural refrigerant systems technology training to the broader industry.

Together with its manufacturing and warehouse operations, he said the site also features 1,400-square-metres of office space, conference and customer event facilities and a 260-square-metre flagship store.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, a German-based global logistics provider, has recently committed to a 13,111 sqm facility at Altitude.

By consolidating two of its existing facilities in Sydney at Ingleburn and Mascot, this purpose-built facility will see the leading logistics provider improve efficiencies and future-proof its operations in Australia.

Founding director of Hellman Worldwide Logistics, Ray Vella, said by consolidating at Altitude, the company can improve its competitive position, offer shorter delivery times and further strengthen its services to its customer base in Australia.

Construction commenced on Building 2 in January 2021 and Sydney Freezers, a leading food distributor, has committed to a 10,000 sqm warehouse including a 2,000 sqm temperature-controlled area, with practical completion expected in August this year.

This second warehouse will also comprise a further 19,200 sqm of industrial office and warehouse space which is available for lease and will be completed in September 2021.

The facility can be split into two 9,500 sqm warehouses. Construction has already begun on one of the buildings and will feature nine tonne point loads to the internal slabs, six recessed docks and seven on grade docks, with a 46m wide hardstand.

In addition, Altitude can accommodate a further 100,000 square metres of industrial accommodation across the remaining pads.

Altitude will incorporate a range of environmental and sustainability elements – including a 1.9 megawatt solar system, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and smart meters throughout and will strive for 5 Star Green Star design.

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