Construction starts on $250m CHEP service centre in Brisbane

Construction starts on $250m CHEP service centre in Brisbane

L-R: CHEP regional manager Tony Bannister, Goodman general manager Queensland Daniel Brekan, CHEP regional operations director Queensland Jason Collins, Goodman senior asset manager John Gray, CHEP operations manager Jamie Woods.

Joint venture (JV) construction partners Goodman (ASX: GMG) and Brickworks (ASX: BKW) have this week turned the sods on a new $250 million purpose-built service centre facility for packaging solutions giant CHEP in Rochedale, Brisbane.

The 16,870sqm warehouse will allow CHEP to fulfil customer requirements for foldable crates, plastic pallets, bins and intermediate bulk containers from a single location.

The facility is earmarked to be Goodman's most sustainable development in Queensland and will include a 450kw solar power system, LED lighting, rainwater reticulation, a fully integrated wastewater treatment plan, solar hot water and movement sensor lighting.

"We identified Rochedale as an ideal site due to its strategic location and excellent road connectivity for our customers and employees, as well as the sustainability benefits we gain from a greenfield build," CHEP regional operations director Queensland Jason Collins said.

"Sustainability is embedded into our culture at CHEP and is part of our global strategy. Creating a more environmentally efficient supply chain benefits our customers, the community and our business.

Due for completion in February 2022, the CHEP facility will be located within the Rochedale Motorway Estate, offering transport connectivity with toll-free access to Brisbane's CBD and direct access to the motorway network.

"We're committed to leading the industry in delivering strategically located logistics space with easy access to consumers and highly sustainable facilities," Goodman Group general manager Australia Jason Little said.

"Rochedale Motorway Estate is set to further raise the bar for greening Brisbane's industrial sector."

Little also noted the JV project with Brickworks was the result of ongoing collaboration with Brisbane City Council and has employment generation benefits, delivering 120 jobs throughout construction and a further 90 on completion.

"We are thrilled to be undertaking this development for CHEP and completing another facility in out JV Trust with Goodman," Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge said.

Brambles-owned CHEP will join major organisations such as Smart Furniture, Beaumont Tiles, Japanese Food Corporation, Franklyn and eventually Woolworths once the facility is constructed.

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