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Workforce numbers peak as The York tops out

Alder Developments in partnership with investLogan have announced Beenleigh’s $40 million commercial project The York has topped out!

The announcement comes as workforce numbers peak with a total of 26 trades, over 100 construction workers and 16 apprentices at the York Street site as construction nears completion.

The seven-story office tower built by Alder Constructions and designed by Conrad Gargett houses a rare mixed-use precinct offering a total of 4,660sqm of commercial space including four SoHo apartments, a ground floor retail space, and a dual-level underground car park.

As the first major commercial office development in the area in a decade, Alder Developments general manager Greg Tupicoff says the Logan business community is anticipating the project’s completion later this year.

“We are proud to announce The York will top out well within its expected time frame with construction powering ahead and the first tenants expected to set up shop later this year,” said Mr Tupicoff.  “Our team has been working hard to see this significant project come to fruition and now this construction milestone has been achieved the internal fit-out on the tower’s lower levels can get underway followed by the removal of the scaffold as works on the building’s facade begin.”

As part of the project, Alder Constructions has fostered training partnerships with both Beenleigh State High School and Aboriginal owned and managed company Red Rock Recruitment to offer 10 students and 13 indigenous construction workers hands-on work experience and employment at the commercial project.

Beenleigh State High, which is renowned for its trade-training and vocational education outcomes, has partnered with Alder Constructions to offer 10 interested students the opportunity to use their recently acquired Certificate I in Construction skills across an eight-to-10-week period in the industry.

Beenleigh State High School Industry Liaison Officer Kirsty Saunders says the partnership with Alder Constructions has given students an invaluable real-life learning experience that has the potential to shape their future career paths.

“It is our aim at Beenleigh State High to ensure our senior students are set on a career path they are passionate and excited about before they complete their schooling,” said Ms Saunders.  “This opportunity with Alder Constructions and The York has allowed our students to experience an active construction site, seeing a range of trades in motion while gaining further education and development of their skill sets at the end of their training period.”

The project holds special significance for the Logan district with $4.1 million of direct benefits and $10.6 million of indirect benefits expected to be generated by the creation of the project including 140 new full-time jobs.

A further $16.5 million of direct benefits and $8.5 million of indirect benefits will be generated during the operational phase of the project along with more than 100 construction jobs.

As the project continues to take shape, investLogan’s chairperson Steve Greenwood says the commercial hub will be delivered at a pivotal time for the Logan community.  “The York holds the key to the revitalisation of Beenleigh’s business community by creating a versatile commercial precinct where the local businesses can join a communal hub where our economy is encouraged to not only grow but thrive,” said Mr Greenwood.

“This project will provide significant social and economic benefits to our wider Logan community and we are pleased to see construction meeting these important milestones as the completion date draws near.”

The York has already secured a Government tenant to take up long-term residency in the tower’s entire office component which will house 300 plus staff members.

Leasing opportunities are open for the precinct’s four SoHos which offer 119.5sqm over two levels incorporating a potential residential area including an upstairs kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and a studio-style space for a combined living, dining and bedroom.

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