Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) Australia has officially opened a brand-new, $40 million warehouse facility in Richlands, Queensland, in partnership with Charter Hall.
Located at 262 Orchard Road, the new building is targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating by the end of 2023 – which would be the first in CCEP Australia’s property portfolio – and reflects the company’s continued investment in more efficient and sustainable infrastructure.
Comprising 8791sqm and strategically positioned adjacent to CCEP’s existing Production and Distribution Centre at 260 Orchard Road, the new site has enabled the relocation of the company’s Equipment Services division and Point-of-Sale warehouse, previously based at Rocklea.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Managing Director – Australia Orlando Rodriguez says, “At CCEP, we have a relentless drive to provide our customers with great-tasting beverages and the best possible service. This new site in Richlands will help strengthen our Queensland operations, boasting a more efficient layout, enabling more seamless integration between our teams, and allowing us to deliver even better service to our 17,000-plus customers in the Sunshine State.”
“We’re also proud to be unlocking these efficiencies as sustainably as we can, working together with Charter Hall to target this site becoming the first building in our Australian property portfolio to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. As we supercharge our efforts to reach net zero by 2040, this latest purpose-built premises reflects our commitment to enhancing the sustainability of our Australian operations into the future.”
The new site features a 233-kilowatt solar power system, while water-efficiency is supported by a 100,000-litre water tank that enables reuse of water for amenities and gardens.
The building also utilises low-pollutant materials which help to provide CCEP employees with an improved, indoor working environment, including better air quality, daylighting, and thermal comfort supported by cutting edge climate control. Efficient LED lights and motion sensors are also used throughout.
Weather resilience also formed an important part of the brief to Charter Hall with a strong focus on creating a building design capable of tolerating future climate-related events such as extreme rainfall and floods, helping to minimise disruptions and ensure continuity of CCEP’s high service levels.
Charter Hall CEO Industrial and Logistics Richard Stacker says, “We’re pleased to have worked closely with CCEP to deliver this premium new facility that is designed with sustainability at the fore. CCEP is a long-term tenant customer of Charter Hall and one of the largest in our Industrial & Logistics portfolio, leveraging our national scale as we partner to provide property solutions that enable efficiencies across their supply chain.”
CCEP Australia employs more than 3500 people. The new Richlands warehouse is one of 20 CCEP-managed sites in the state, with the company’s property footprint spanning as far north as Cairns. CCEP has operations in every state and territory across the country.