Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), the parent company of Priceline Pharmacy, Soul Pattinson Chemist and Pharmacist Advice, is strengthening its operational capabilities by committing to a new purpose-built NSW distribution centre in Marsden Park.
The facility will be developed by Sydney Business Park, with an estimated capital investment value of $75 million. Measuring a 32,506sqm facility on a 43,950sqm site area, the centre is located at Hollinsworth Road, Marsden Park.
The temperature-controlled facility will feature an automated storage system, an integrated mezzanine and a 7,440sqm basement for vehicle dispatch.
The new development will also incorporate a range of environmentally sustainable design elements, such as a 500kW solar system and rainwater harvesting for landscaping and amenity re-use.
“The new distribution centre will provide significantly greater operational benefits through a leading-edge automation system and smart warehouse design that maximises floorspace and promotes safety and sustainability,” said Jim Redfern, General Manager, Supply Chain and Consumer Brands at API.
API partnered with specialist property and supply chain firm TM Insight in procuring the new site. TM Insight secured a 15-year lease for API with Sydney Business Park and will now also project manage the new build on behalf of API.
The deal was negotiated by Jack Moroney, Director at TM Insight and Matt Foldes, Sydney Business Park’s Sales and Leasing Director.
Owen Walsh, Sydney Business Park’s Development Director said, “With over $1 billion of investment committed to date, it is pleasing to see Marsden Park growing into one of Sydney’s largest employment centres, and that we are on track to deliver 23,500 jobs for Western Sydney.”
The site is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.