Premium warehousing and logistics business Silk Contract Logistics has been announced as the latest tenant to join Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) in Western Australia, its proponents say.
Located in Perth’s eastern industrial core, Roe Highway Logistics Park is a 56 hectare development adjacent to the state government’s Kenwick Rail Freight Facility (KRFF) and offering RAV 7 (restricted access vehicle) accessibility from both Roe Highway and Tonkin Highway.
Being developed by Linc Property, Gibb Group, Fini Group and Minderoo Group, the logistics park was launched in late February.
It is said to have experienced strong demand with more than 50 per cent of the site already committed or under negotiation.
In addition to Silk, major tenants and businesses include Northline, BP, Brady Corporation, Expro, K-Trans WA, Joest, FUWA K-Hitch and Ideal Sales are linked to it
Signing a long-term lease, Silk has taken up a 4ha lot at the industrial park with a custom-built 21,000 square metre warehouse to be constructed. Occupancy is scheduled for early 2020.
According to Linc Property development director Judd Dyer, the Silk commitment continues to reinforce the demand for land, logistics and warehousing solutions with existing and future tenants citing the combination of RAV 7 access to major arterial freight routes, proximity to freight rail, site flexibility and the core location as a key differentiator.
“In addition to the best access of any industrial site in Perth, we are able to offer tenants and buyers flexible lot sizes with custom-designed warehouses to suit their individual needs,” Dyer says.
With strong demand at RHLP, it is expected that the park will be fully committed within the next six to nine months.
The first phase of earthworks has commenced for the adjacent Kenwick Rail Freight Facility, aimed for completion in late 2020.
Proponents say rail-sided lots have been taken up quickly, with only 11ha remaining.
Significant progress has occurred at the logistics park since its launch, with key tenants Northline and Brady already operational and construction underway for recently committed tenants Expro and K-Trans WA.
BP will begin construction in the coming months on its purpose-built facility there which will start trading late this year.
This will provide truck and car refuelling as well as a high-end convenience store,” proponents say.
“BP is already in discussions with current and future businesses at the logistics park on tenant specific retail trading.”