ESR Australia buys redevelopment site in Acacia Ridge, Queensland

ESR Australia buys infill redevelopment site in Acacia Ridge, Queensland
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ESR Australia Development Partnership (EADP) has acquired an 18 ha infill redevelopment site at 1502 Beaudesert Road in Acacia Ridge, Queensland.

According to the local media reports, ESR Australia Development Partnership (EADP) has paid A$90 million for the redevelopment site to Blackstone.

ESR said the significant Acacia Ridge holding includes a mixture of income-producing warehouses and vacant land in an established industrial area with few available sites of a similar scale within the precinct. ”This presents an ideal opportunity to secure prospective users seeking larger, contemporary facilities in a premium location.”

ESR Australia will develop the site in stages to become a premium logistics estate with the potential for a total GFA of approximately 100,000 sqm. A 2.5 ha pad is available for immediate development of circa 14,000 sqm with a development approval in place. The balance of the site will be redeveloped over the next few years. The existing improvements on the site are predominately older style warehousing built in the 1960s.

The site is ideally situated on an arterial road that provides easy access to Brisbane’s major transport links. It is close to Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal and Archerfield Airport, and 13 km from Brisbane CBD.

Phil Pearce, CEO of ESR Australia, said, “We targeted this location due to strong demand for premium logistics assets and the potential for redevelopment in this land-constrained market. An infill site of this scale with holding income in the blue-chip Acacia Ridge precinct is rare, so we’re well positioned to capitalise on the demand by creating a high-quality logistics estate in one of Brisbane’s best industrial locations.”

”With an immediate development opportunity ready-to-go on the site’s southern boundary, this site allows us to leverage our core capabilities of development, leasing and asset management.”

“This acquisition comes after the recent closing of EADP and the acquisition of 79 ha in south east Melbourne in July. We’re pleased to continue executing EADP’s investment strategy by providing exposure to the Queensland market,” Pearce added.