THE Bunnings Warehouse Wangara opening at the former Masters site is a “big drawcard” for potential tenants of development in Landsdale following recent “hard” times.
Property group Raine and Horne Commercial has used the international hardware retailer, expected to open in coming months on Hartman Drive, as a selling point for two warehouse developments on Mullingar Way.
Raine and Horne Commercial agency associate Daniel Romeo said the development at 24 Mullingar Way had been completed with No 32 expected to finish late February.
He said 16 units had sold and that some of the businesses included a flooring company, auto mechanic and personal storage.
Two units were still for sale and Mr Romeo said ideal industries to fill the warehouse units would be automotive, building or trades.
Mr Romeo said the whole site had been transformed over the past few years and that commitment from Bunnings taking over the previous 3.18ha Masters store added to the “desirability” of the area.
“It’s a big drawcard and will increase passing traffic, exposure for businesses,” he said.
“It will be good for business in the area in general, attracting more tradies, potential customers for other businesses and attract new buyers/tenants to the area.”
Raine and Horne Commercial director Anthony Vunlinovich said the Wangara/Landsdale area was “hit pretty hard” in the last two years with the general retail and real estate slump.
Bunnings general manager property Andrew Marks said the Wangara store would open in April, with three other locations previously Masters stores set to open in coming months.
“We can confirm we are completing necessary conversion and reformatting works at the new Bunnings Warehouse Wangara,” he said.
“Once completed, the new Bunnings Warehouse Wangara will span over 13,000sq m and provide over 100 new jobs for local residents.
“We will be opening stores in Bayswater, Mandurah and Baldivis in the coming months, joining our existing WA teams in actively contributing to and participating in the local community, through hands-on support of local community groups and hosting the famous Bunnings sausage sizzles.”