Today we celebrated a big milestone —not only for Foundation Place and our Evans Long team, but for the Maroochydore CBD— withthe first crane in the new precinct being erected on our site.
This is another first, after Foundation Place celebrated being the first building to come out of the ground in the greenfield CBD in July, and the crane is expected to be the first of many on the CBD skyline in the years ahead.
Evans Long Director Matthew Evans said as a developer it was great to see cranes erected around the Sunshine Coast because it indicates a robust economy.
“Foundation Place is really setting the tone for the Maroochydore CBD — this is the first crane for the first building in a precinct which is going to revolutionise the Sunshine Coast in so many ways,” said Mr Evans.
“The CBD will have an enormous impact on the economy and we’re really excited to be a part of the journey from the very start. Those who have already come on board and committed to space in Foundation Place can see the benefit of getting in early and securing offices in what will soon become the heart of the Sunshine Coast business community.”
Foundation Placehas received strong interest from businesses wanting to move in when we open the doors late next year and 50% of the space is already committed, including a law firm, a consulting firm and a construction company.
“These businesses will make their mark on the Maroochydore business precinct, overlooking the parkland of Foundation Square and will be situated diagonally opposite the soon-to-be developed Sunshine Coast Council City Hall which will provide office space for 600 council staff,” said Mr Long.
SunCentral CEO John Knaggs said he was pleased that a well-established local company such as Evans Long had taken the lead to construct the first commercial building within the new city centre.
“The Evans Long team should be commended for their foresight in the development of Foundation Place, everything from the design through to its eco-credentials ensures it will be a landmark building which sets the tone for other developments within the new city centre,” said Mr Knaggs.
“It’s also very pleasing to hear that demand is strong with the building already 50 per cent tenanted to a broad cross section of businesses.”
SunCentral is currently reviewing Expressions of Interest for the next stages of land within the CBD.
Businesses interested in securing space at Foundation Place can contact Daniel Cullinane of Transact Property Group on 0431 278 806 or Daniel Vella of Colliers International on 0422 373 990.