Building suits chain store’s growth plans

by admin | 12th November 2010

A Queensland-based kitchenware retailer has scooped up an office/warehouse south of Brisbane for its new distribution centre in a $1,150,000 deal

Robins Kitchens has brought an 800sqm freestanding building at 80 Nestor Dr, Meadowbrook, to better service its expanding chain of outlets.

The building sits on 1,556sqm parcel and comprises 40sqm of office space, with the remaining warehouse featuring an 8m roof height and access via dual roller doors.

It is 20km south of the Brisbane CBD, close to the Logan Motorway and 30 minutes from the northern end of the Gold Coast.

Robins Kitchens general manager Shane Hicks said the acquisition was prompted by the rapid growth of the business and need for more space for its imported stock.

He said the move from a smaller, temporary rented facility at Colmslie also was crucial for the chain’s continued expansion
“In the last three years we have doubled our store numbers from 20 to 42 in Queensland and New South Wales,” Mr Hicks said.
“The plan is to basically double that again in the next four years”
“Next year will see us open 10 new stores and fill a real void in many centers.”
Mr Hicks said a new warehouse would “help us manage this growth in the years ahead.”

The company looked at a number of properties from the Gateway Bridge south to Slacks Creek/Underwood area.

“This one came up and was in a nice central location as far as transport and access. And as an owner-occupier it gives us more control over our destiny,” Mr Hicks said.

King & Co’s Myles Clentsmith negotiated the deal.

“The building was exactly what they wanted and ticked all the boxes,” he said.

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