AUSTRALIA, 4 APRIL 2023
Frasers Property Industrial has secured two 10-year leasing deals totalling 38,209 sqm with National Tiles, a market leader in tile, stone and timber flooring products, across Australia’s eastern seaboard.
In Yatala, Queensland, National Tiles’ 17,500 sqm facility at its Premium Estate, Vantage Yatala, will comprise a warehouse and distribution centre, a customer trade centre and a design centre with a commercial tile library. The facility will be equipped with a 40-metre-wide super awning which provides 4,589 sqm of shaded loading space outside of the warehouse.
Vantage Yatala will also be home to National Tiles’ Queensland support office, which will include a two-storey office space spanning approximately 1,000 sqm.
All National Tiles’ workers will benefit from a 500 sqm rooftop terrace for socialising, meal breaks and staff events. Employees will also have access to Vantage Yatala’s extensive Premium Estate amenities, which includes a 2.3-hectare open space reserve, 5.5 kilometres of running track, two outdoor gyms, as well as outdoor barbecue and shelter areas.
In Victoria, National Tiles has committed to a 20,710 sqm facility at Canvas West in Tarneit. It will comprise a 1,300 sqm customer pick up and trade centre, and a 425-sqm double-storey office. The facility will reach a ridge height of 14.6 metres and will feature four recessed loading docks and eight on-grade roller shutter doors. The main loading area will be paved with a 36 metre-wide hardstand and shaded by a 30-metre-wide super awning spanning 3,415-sqm to support all-weather operations.
Both facilities are designed to target 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built v1.3 ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia and will feature roof top solar arrays and rainwater harvesting and reuse systems, which will provide combined annual energy and water savings of approximately 178,000 kilowatt-hours and 350 kilolitres respectively. The facilities will also be fitted out with energy-efficient internal and external LED lighting, as well as a dedicated green walls and landscaped outdoor area to reduce heat island effect.
National Tiles is an existing customer of Frasers Property Industrial, having leased two facilities spanning a total of 28,094 sqm in Australia since 2016.
Andrew Hanna, General Manager – Victoria for Frasers Property Industrial, comments, "National Tiles is a longstanding customer across our existing facilities in both Victoria and Queensland and this latest deal is testament to the strong relationship we have forged with them. Melbourne's west is one of the city's burgeoning growth corridors and Canvas West is primely located to provide enterprises in the region with a base to access a captive audience and linkages to distribute to the broader region. We look forward to working closely with National Tiles on their new facility, and long into the future."
Troy Whalan, General Manager – Queensland, for Frasers Property Industrial, comments, “We are proud that National Tiles has chosen our Premium Estate Vantage Yatala for their Queensland support office. As a longstanding customer since 2017 at South West 1 in Berrinba, the latest deal with National Tiles bears testament to the quality and full service offering that customers see in our estates. We look forward to deepening our partnership with National Tiles by providing them with a bespoke facility, complemented by Vantage Yatala’s extensive amenities and abundant green spaces, to foster a thriving environment for both their business and employees.”
Mark Chapman, Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain and IT, for National Tiles, said, “As one of Australia's largest tiling and flooring product suppliers, we are constantly seeking ways to deliver business growth and improved effieicency. The new facilities at Vantage Yatala and Canvas West will provide us with the space and opportunity to transform how we operate and ultimately, better serve our customers. We are looking forward to the completion of these facilities and welcoming customers through our doors.”
Construction of both facilities and their adjacent speculative developments have now commenced. Practical completion of the Queensland facility is expected in the second quarter, with Hindmarsh as the appointed builder. The Victorian facility is expected to reach practical completion in late 2023, with Texco Construction as the appointed builder. The Victorian deal was brokered by Todd Grima of CBRE.
Vantage Yatala and Canvas West are situated in the growth areas of South East Queensland and Victoria, respectively, where population growth and industrial expansion are taking place. Both estates are positioned in proximity to major motorways, which provide expedient access to transportation hubs and other key infrastructure.