Hamilton Harbour flexes retail muscle with Anytime Fitness secured
John Campbell 24 Jan 2012
Securing Australia’s largest Anytime Fitness gym as one of four new tenants has helped Brisbane’s Hamilton Harbour retail, dining and lifestyle precinct reach 75 per cent pre-commitment ahead of a scheduled May 2013 opening.
Leighton Properties national retail leasing manager Andi Avdyl said interest in retail space had soared at Hamilton Harbour, a joint venture with Devine Group which also comprises three residential towers and the soon-to-open KSD1 commercial building.
“Boasting a prime riverside location and with Woolworths already signed on, 660 apartments upstairs and approximately 1,500 residents and hundreds of workers in walking distance, the boulevard-style shopping precinct has attracted strong interest from local and national retailers alike,” said Mr Avdyl.
“Anytime Fitness has secured a 588 square metre site facing Kingsford Smith Drive, one of Brisbane’s busiest thoroughfares with drive-by traffic estimated at 65,000 cars per day.”
Anytime Fitness gym operator Jordan Cowen said the diverse blend of nearby residents and workers made Hamilton Harbour a perfect choice for the company’s newest and biggest gym.
“Anytime Fitness Hamilton Harbour will cater to the varying schedules of those who live and work in the development and surrounding area, including families, couples, professionals and fly-in-fly-out workers,” said Mr Cowen.
Anytime Fitness Australia master franchisor Justin McDonell announced the Hamilton Harbour gym will be the 235th location in Australia, since first launching in 2008.
“Key to our rapid growth has been identifying areas, like Hamilton Harbour, in which local residents and workers want access to great equipment, personal attention and convenient, high quality yet affordable facilities, available anytime, every day. What sustains this growth is the level of care and attention we provide every member of Anytime Fitness,” said Mr McDonnell.
Hamilton Harbour will also soon welcome new Dominos and Flight Centre storefronts, as well as Brisbane-based independent bottleshop Chalk and Cheese.
“The precinct offers a boutique, localised style of shopping which is increasingly popular with customers, as well as easy access from Kingsford Smith Drive and Brisbane River, public transport links and basement car parking,” said Mr Avdyl.
“With limited retail vacancies remaining and continued interest, we expect to announce additional tenants soon.”
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