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Construction starts at Mirvac’s Switchyard development

Left to Right: Campbell Hanan, Mirvac; Richard Seddon, Mirvac's; Aunty Rowena, Tribal Warrior; Nathan Thomas, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) and Meg Dutta, Mirvac celebrating the commencement of construction at Switchyard.

The first sod has been turned on Mirvac’s new 14-hectare industrial estate at 300 Manchester Road, Auburn, NSW.

The project is expected to provide more than 700 construction jobs and 1000 permanent jobs once completed.

The precinct, which will be called Switchyard, will include a last mile logistics facility, and will support a range of local manufacturers.

In total, the facility will include around 72,000 square metres of floor space upon completion in early 2023.

Mirvac’s Head of Integrated Investment Portfolio, Campbell Hanan, said Switchyard presents an exciting opportunity to leverage Mirvac’s unique integrated model, and asset creation capability.

“Switchyard is the first project to commence within our $2.3bn industrial development pipeline and highlights our capability in delivering these state of the art precincts across New South Wales,” Hanan said.

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“Within a market characterised by older stock, exceptional quality will differentiate Switchyard. Our vision has been well received by the market with significant interest from a range of customers from recreation uses to a range of manufacturing, pet distributors and a café – set to provide local amenity for future employees and the broader community.

“Sustainability is at the heart of the vision and design for Switchyard which incorporates a range of market leading features including a smart metering system to track and control energy use, LED lighting to reduce electricity costs, rooftop and hot water solar, provision for electrical vehicle charging stations, a smart warehouse to maximise comfort and optimise energy use and recycled rainwater for onsite irrigation and amenities. Switchyard is targeting a 5-star green star Australia sustainability rating and certification.”

Mirvac plans to upgrade the intersection of Chisholm and Manchester Road to accommodate traffic moving to and from the new estate.

“Providing access to approximately 3.7m people within a 40-minute drive, Switchyard is ideally located to service Ecommerce demand,” Hanan said.

“The delivery of this facility is ideally timed with low vacancy rates and strong customer demand for new high quality industrial space, Switchyard has the potential to deliver strong employment outcomes and support the needs of the community and future workforce, as well as contributing to the NSW post pandemic recovery.”

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