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Sydney, Australia, 16 March 2022 – Allied Express, Australia’s largest independently owned courier and express freight company, has committed to a 10-year lease for a purpose-built distribution centre and head office at Sydney Metro Airport’s South West Sydney industrial estate, Altitude, Bankstown Airport. 

The facility at Bankstown Airport totals approximately 19,980 square metres and will feature 18,000 square metres of warehouse space and 1,980 square metres of corporate office space spread across two floors. This new purpose-built facility has been designed to incorporate drive-through access as well as the ability for loading and unloading on two sides of the distribution centre. 

Founded in 1978, Allied Express provides a comprehensive range of efficient express freight, transport and logistics services across the nation. Its clients include major industry players such as Kmart, Rebel and LG and this new facility will see the leading logistics provider double its footprint in Sydney to cater for strong growth in e-commerce volumes throughout the pandemic.

Allied Express will join Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Sydney Freezers, Beijer Ref Australia and eStore Logistics at the $600m industrial estate, which is owned by Aware Super, managed by Sydney Metro Airports and has been developed in partnership with Altis Property Partners.

Featuring 162,000 square metres of best-in-class warehousing and office accommodation across the 40-hectare estate, Altitude at Bankstown Airport is a premium logistics gateway with direct access to the M5 motorway, Sydney CBD, Port Botany and the new Western Sydney Airport.

Targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating, Allied Express’ new facility will feature sustainability initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and solar power. The facility will also feature a custom-built state-of-the-art sortation system to handle bulk items such as sofas, kayaks and other sporting equipment.

“We’re delighted to have secured this new purpose-built facility at Bankstown Airport. Over the past two years we’ve experienced rapid growth in our e-commerce offerings. With that in mind, access to central Sydney is a critical factor for us. Altitude’s prime location not only provides us with fast and efficient access to the Sydney metro area, but it also provides us with access to all of the major arterial roads, boosting efficiency in our distribution network up and down the country. We’re also thrilled to consolidate our head office and state distribution centre into one combined facility and look forward to creating further efficiencies across our operation,” Michelle McDowell, Managing Director at Allied Express said. 

“As the rise in e-commerce continues to fuel consumer demand for faster, reliable and more flexible delivery options there is an increasing need for organisations to commit to centrally located, state-of-the-art distribution centres. Altitude’s prime location is ideal for Allied Express’ operation and will ensure that Australia’s largest independently owned courier and express freight company is well-placed to service metro Sydney and the entire state with timely, reliable and cost-efficient deliveries,” Joseph Ajaka, Project Director at Altis Property Partners said. 

“This new facility at Altitude will offer Allied Express unrivalled access to world-class amenities at the centre of a thriving and growing destination. We are delighted to have such a well-respected Australian family business join the precinct at Bankstown Airport and look forward to providing Allied Express with enhanced supply chain efficiencies and reduced transport costs at the heart of Sydney’s south western transport corridor,” Daniel Jarosch, CEO of Sydney Metro Airports said. 

“As the owner of this asset, we could see it had wonderful potential from the outset, so it’s great to see yet another fast-growing and forward-thinking company in Allied Express sharing in that vision. Altitude is another terrific example of how we can invest to deliver strong long-term returns for our members while having a positive economic and community impact – supporting jobs growth and delivering invaluable business infrastructure. With its prime location, Altitude has enormous appeal for businesses in the logistics industry because of its capacity to help them improve operational efficiencies. While Allied Express is the latest company to take advantage of this opportunity, many more will follow,” said Alek Misev, Aware Super’s Senior Portfolio Manager – Property. 

The site is expected be fully operational by the end of 2022.

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About Altis Property Partners

Founded in 2008, Altis is an Australian independently owned real estate investment company. Altis manages a high-quality commercial portfolio of office, industrial, warehouse retail, infrastructure, tourism and leisure, and residential assets valued in excess of $4 billion on behalf of its investor clients. Visit www.altisproperty.com.au.

About Sydney Metro Airports and Bankstown Airport

Sydney Metro Airports owns and operates New South Wales’ leading general aviation and recreation airports – Bankstown and Camden. With 24/7 operations, Bankstown Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in Australia, supporting over 160+ businesses and contributing more than $1b to the NSW economy. Our purpose is to create the ultimate gateway, becoming a thriving destination, that connects aviation, commerce and community. Visit www.sydneymetroairports.com.au/

About Aware Super

Previously known as First State Super, we changed our name to Aware Super in September 2020. Aware Super is a name that reflects our members and what we stand for. It echoes the strengths of our past, aligning to our purpose to be a force for good in superannuation, retirement, and advice, driving better outcomes for our members, their families, and communities. Aware Super has been the fund for people who value community since 1992, and we’re now one of Australia’s largest funds and continuing to grow. We merged with VicSuper and WA Super in 2020 and now manage $155 billion in savings for more than 1 million members located across the country. Our members work in roles that breathe life into their communities and they expect us to do the same. So, we invest in assets that we believe will make a positive difference today – improving our communities, building a more sustainable economy and supporting employment both locally and globally at the same time as providing strong long-term returns. Discover how we’re helping members do well financially while doing good in the world: Visit www.aware.com.au.