National Logistics Operator McPhee Distribution Services has started work on a $40 million warehouse project at Logan’s premier industrial precinct at Berrinba.
The 40,000 sqm site at Bardon Road, will be developed over three stages with a completion earmarked for June 2023.
Vaughan Constructions has been contracted to build the warehouse, a first for the company in South-East Queensland.
Appliance manufacturer Rinnai Corporation will lease 6000 sqm with McPhee providing overflow storage services.
The development application was lodged under Logan City Council’s RiskSmart initiative and was approved in December last year.
Logan City Council Director Strategy and Sustainability, David Hansen, said McPhee’s arrival signals new infrastructure opportunities for the Berrinba industrial precinct.
“Berrinba has a long and successful history for Logan. It has been the logistics core of Logan for some years now and has attracted an impressive range of local and international companies,” he said.
“The McPhee development will bring on the early delivery of some major infrastructure. Council has plans for a network of industrial roads around the site and McPhee is partnering with Council on the delivery of those roads.”
It is estimated that 400 various construction-related contractor jobs will be required during construction with around 130 jobs required once operational.
McPhee Distribution Services Managing Director Jay McPhee, said his company would provide long-term national distribution services from its Logan base.
“We will be based in Logan for the next 20 to 30 years at least,” he said.
The project adds to around $100 million in business investment in the past 12 months into City of Logan – South East Queensland’s newest growth region where almost 170,000 sqm in commercial property will be taken up this year.
International tech companies, a national coffee franchisor and an array of multi-nationals are setting up shop in Logan due to its prime location, spread between Brisbane and Gold Coast, where commercial property opportunities are abundant and affordable.
McPhee’s neighbours at Berrinba include Mitre 10 which last year constructed a $50 million, 27,000 sqm warehouse; Pinnacle Hardware (14,000 sqm with a new $22 million distribution centre); Queensland Logistics Service (15,000 sqm); food packager Huhtamaki (12,000 sqm) and global technology giant Alphabet who has set up shop with its autonomous drone delivery service Wing (15,000 sqm).