FDM Warehousing nabs Sydney premises


Eastern Creek Business Park site to be launching pad for growth

FDM Warehousing nabs Sydney premises
An artist’s impression of the finished facility

 

International warehouse, transport and logistics provider FDM Warehousing (FDM) has secured a 16,745 square metre purpose-built facility in Frasers Property Australia’s Eastern Creek Business Park, Stage 5.

The end value of the facility is estimated at more than $31 million.

The warehouse, on Honeycomb Drive, Eastern Creek, will comprise a 16,200 sq m distribution facility, 435 sq m main office, a 110 sq m dock office and 145 car spaces.

"This new purpose-built facility at Eastern Creek Business Park is part of a five-year strategy to grow our business in Australia," FDM CEO Patrick Jobidon says.

"The new facility’s building specifications allows our fulfilment capabilities to be multi-functional and serve a diversified range of customers and their products.

"The versatility of this facility will enable us to assist more customers in Australia and propel the business into the future."

A five-year lease has been secured for the building, which will provide warehousing and distribution as well as pick and pack operations capable of working 24/7.

FMD also leases another building located at 7 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek, spread across 16,074 sq m, which is located approximately 900 metres from the proposed new building. Frasers Logistics Trust owns that facility.

"FDM is the second customer to commit to Stage 5," Frasers Property general manager northern region Ian Barter says.

"They will join Rhino Rack who are due to move into their new warehouse premises in June 2018.

"FDM will relocate their warehousing and distribution operations at Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek to the new premises, which will accommodate their growth strategy for the 2019 to 2021 period.

"This is the second transaction that we have negotiated with FDM at Eastern Creek within the last three years."

Frasers sees high logistics-provider demand continuing in the region.

 "We continue to witness high on-going demand for purpose-built warehouses from local and international 3PL providers," Barter says.

"This strong demand, combined with a constrained land market, is resulting in an up-turn in Western Sydney rents."

Key features of FDM’s facility includes a 5 star Green Star certified design, solar PV system, 10.5 metre gutter purlin, six tonne post load for racking and staging areas and eight tonne post load in the mezzanine area.

Advisory firm TM Insight managed the design and procurement stages for FDM and will be FDM’s project management representative throughout the construction and transition phases.

"This facility has been specifically designed to accommodate FDM’s future growth and marks the first time the company has fully designed a building around their storage and operational requirements," TM Insight director Travis Erridge says.

FDM is expected to move into its new premises in February 2019.

 

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