PORT of Brisbane has signed the Electrolux Group as the first tenant for Stage 2 of its Port West industrial estate in Lytton.

The global appliance company has taken a 10-year lease over a 4.22-hectare site.

The site will include a 21,255-square-metre warehouse, a ground-floor office and high-end showroom, a first-floor office, dock office, and hardstand/truck apron and car parking.

Port of Brisbane CEO Neil Stephens said he was pleased to welcome such a significant anchor tenant to Port West Stage 2.

“Port of Brisbane provides an unrivalled opportunity for trade-related businesses such as the Electrolux Group, including the availability of large format greenfield sites located so close to the Port’s terminals and wharves,” Mr Stephens said.

“This will be the first time PBPL will seek to deliver a 6-Star Green-Star rated facility for our customers and the opportunity to do so aligns strongly with our own sustainability ambitions.”

Mr Stephens said the teams from Electrolux and PBPL have worked together to design and now commence delivery on a long-term, sustainable home for the company that will support its operations now and its growth into the future.

The new facility will be delivered by principal contractor McNab with project management by Johnstaff and JLL, design by architects Sparc Architects and structural solution by Northrop Consulting Engineers.

In designing the facility to meet the 6-Star requirements, Port of Brisbane is incorporating a rooftop solar installation, a striking Glulam and CLT timber structure to the office and showroom, and will use low-carbon concrete solutions, where practical.

Construction is expected to start by the end of the year, with completion anticipated by October 2024.

Neighbours across the wider estate will include a range of other global and national port-related businesses including Bunnings, Fisher & Paykel and Steelforce.