A range of smaller industrial-themed commercial spaces to suit a wide variety of bespoke businesses have been placed on the market for lease ahead of an anticipated major tenant signing.
The Brewhouse Village has opened up a section of its heritage listed complex, to be called The Laneway, to provide artisan bakers, butchers, grocery and food producers a place to sell their wares, as well as the opportunity for health and lifestyle offerings such as Pilates, barber, florist and creatives to take advantage of the chic industrial setting.
CEO, Rick Firth, said he was targeting the types of businesses that would benefit from the distinctive spaces available before a brewery signed a lease as the major tenant.
“Our masterplan has identified Grafton needs a retail and commercial precinct that will provide a real destination for people to work or come for a range of lifestyle needs,” he said.
“We can configure spaces to suit a number of requirements to create unique experiences for customers through quality products, services and an ever-evolving destination that will bring people together.
“We’re interested to hear from anyone who can see themselves here, subject to council approval, to join our café and 70 other tenants and over 230 people who already call the complex their working home.”
Spaces on offer will range from 40 sqm to 300 sqm to be configured to best suit the applicant.
Leasing agent, Natasha Watkinson from NJW Commercial, said the history of the site, ample onsite parking and a 300 metre road frontage will no doubt be a draw card for businesses to the complex.
“There really is nothing like it between the Gold Coast and Newcastle, so with a major tenant in the wings we expect these spaces to be snapped up very quickly,” she said.
“Over 9,000 people live within 1.5 kilometres of the precinct providing plenty of local foot traffic, and it is only three minutes by car from the main shopping district of Grafton.
“What it really lends itself to is businesses that want a point of difference and who will benefit from the increasing local and interstate visitor numbers once the main tenant is locked in.”
A new heritage brewery is in the planning and a large children’s play centre is also being considered.
Fuel company BP has a 24-hour self service station earmarked and a development application for a state-of-the-art carwash has also been lodged.
For more information on leasing opportunities contact Natasha Watkinson on 0478 705 466.