Key points

  • Reece Group relocates branches to a multisite at Melbourne Airport
  • Reece expects specialty business units will begin operating out of the new facility in August 2021 

Melbourne Airport is expanding its property portfolio by welcoming the Reece Group to its wider estate.  

Reece will relocate specialty business units in the area to a centralised multisite branch, inside Melbourne Airport’s Business Park. 

The plumbing and bathroom giant will move into a purpose built 11,670m2 facility in July 2021, located on a 46,566m2 site.  

Melbourne Airport Chief of Commercial Property Andrew Gardiner said he was thrilled the Reece Group was moving into the airport’s Business Park joining the likes of Toll, TNT and Porsche.   

“We’re pleased to be able to offer Reece a purpose built facility,” said Mr Gardiner. 

“Our Business Park spans 410 hectares and offers tenants fast access to air freight, on-site 24/7 security, and close connections to arterial roads – whether for interstate transport or fast access to the Port of Melbourne.  

“There’s no doubt the current COVID-19 health pandemic is impacting the aviation side of our business, but our property portfolio is strong and we’re focused on growing our precincts by attracting international brands and the right businesses.” 

 Reece Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Daniel Palumbo said it was great to consolidate the Group’s brands under one roof. 

“By locating specialty brands at the one multisite, we’re able to provide an even better level of service, delivering on our ‘works for you’ customer promise,” said Mr Palumbo. 

“Melbourne Airport is central to our key suppliers and customers in the region. The combined multisite location will also see the creation of new jobs.” 

CBRE Associate Director Daniel Eramo negotiated the lease with Reece Australia. 

“The process undertaken identified the Melbourne Airport Business Park as the ultimate location for Reece Australia matched with competitive market terms,” said Mr Eramo. 

“The park is one of the largest industrial estates in Victoria, giving occupiers the opportunity to co-locate with some of the country’s largest logistics occupiers.”