WALLACE International has singed a 10-year lease with Port of Brisbane for a 2.22-hectare site at the Port West Industrial Estate at Lytton.

The full-service international freight and landside logistics provider is to move into a facility that will comprise a 8982-square-metre warehouse, a 1000 square-metre office space, 73 car parking bays, sunken docks and a dock office.

The development will also work towards achieving a 4-star Green Star equivalent design – standard for all new Port of Brisbane property developments. It will include sustainable design elements including LED lighting, irrigated landscaping, water tanks and a 100-kilowatt solar system.

Construction and fit-out is expected to commence mid-2021 and is anticipated to complete by end-2021.

Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins welcomed Wallace International to the port community and said the move to Port West would bring substantial operational and logistics benefits.

“Located only 6 kilometres from the port’s terminals and wharves, Port West is highly sought-after industrial land and our teams have worked collaboratively to design a facility that will serve Wallace International’s operations now while positioning them strongly for the future,” he said.

“This speaks to our strong track record of working with customers to design and deliver bespoke solutions on large greenfield sites – a unique advantage for businesses looking to be closer to the action.

“Like Wallace International, Port of Brisbane offers its customers an end-to-end service, with a streamlined, in-house development application and approvals process, project design and delivery and, of course, on-going professional property management services.” Wallace International Managing Director Bob Wallace said, “We have outgrown our facilities at Morningside and the proximity of Port West being close to the Port enables us to continue growth while enabling us to provide economical personalised service to our clients”.