Construction has commenced on Toll Group’s newest healthcare facility inside the Melbourne Airport Business Park, which will provide state of the art pharmaceutical storage in Victoria.
The 10,000 square-metre temperature-controlled venue will warehouse and distribute medical supplies including bio-tech pharmaceuticals, vaccines, anti-venoms, medical devices, and over-the-counter medicines.
The custom-built facility is the airport’s first five-star green building featuring solar panels and charging infrastructure for both electric vehicles and trucks.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Property Jai McDermott said the $20 million facility will eventually become Toll’s largest healthcare site in Victoria.
“We’re pleased to support Toll’s expansion into medical warehousing by providing the space and bespoke facility required to deliver patient critical products to Victorians,” he said.
“Once complete, the warehouse will become Melbourne Airport’s first five-star green star building. It is another important step on our path to net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025.”
President of Toll Government and Defence (which includes the Toll Healthcare business), Perry Singh, said Toll was excited to expand its healthcare operations in Australia through the new airport facility.
“This investment reflects Toll’s commitment to creating advanced warehouse management solutions to meet the changing dynamics in the healthcare sector. The facility, and its excellent location, provides greater flexibility, convenience and speed to market for our customers,” he said.
“The facility has been custom designed to support the unique requirements of our customers and will store and manage critical pharmaceuticals and products including medical devices, vaccines, and consumer health products.”
Toll Healthcare will lease the new facility from Melbourne Airport for at least 10 years with the site due to open in 2024.
CMW has been appointed to design and construct Toll’s new facility.
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