Construction commences on new food distribution warehouse in Karawatha


Construction has commenced on a new food distribution warehouse for Martin Brower ANZ, a leading global supply chain solutions provider for restaurant chains, at Karawatha in Brisbane.

Martin Brower pre-committed to a 15-year lease term on the new 9,301, sqm temperature controlled distribution centre. It is located on a 28,332 sqm site in Brisbane’s south.

“The new distribution centre represents a significant milestone for Martin Brower, doubling our capacity in Queensland and ensuring we can continue to deliver the highest quality of service to our customer,” Martin Brower’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Scott Hanigan, said.

“We are committed to creating smart, sustainable supply chains, and this site will play a pivotal role in helping achieve a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030. The new site will provide 100 local jobs and enable us to enhance our logistics services further.”

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new site brings significant economic investment, job creation, and supply chain capability to Brisbane

“Brisbane’s reputation as a collaborative and business-friendly city is one of the key ingredients to our success,” Cr. Schrinner said.

“Martin Brower’s expansion through their new Brisbane distribution centre reflects confidence in our city’s economic opportunities and logistical capabilities. We’re keen to continue working with other businesses and investors considering opportunities to help Brisbane’s economy thrive.”

The custom-designed facility will deliver chilled, frozen, and ambient storage capability. The site will also provide refuelling, truck wash, and weighbridge facilities, and space to park and manage the Martin Brower fleet.

LOGOS acquired the brownfield site in April 2021 due to its strategic location: the site is at the interchange of Ipswich and Logan Motorways, 23km southwest of Brisbane CBD, giving unparalleled access to Brisbane’s key arterial road networks.

LOGOS Head of Australia and New Zealand, Darren Searle, said, “We are proud to be working with Martin Brower on our second build-to-suit facility in the region.”

“It exemplifies the group’s capability in food grade facilities and is the final commitment to our Berrinba Logistics Hub, one of Southeast Queensland’s premier cold storage and food production logistics locations.”

Vaughan Constructions will build the facility, which TMX Transform procured under competitive tender. TMX is providing ongoing construction delivery management and project support to Martin Brower until completion, expected in the second half of 2024.

“The site selection was essential, as this agreement secures the last available land parcel adjacent to this critical infrastructure – the access to the Logan and Gateway motorways,” TMX Director of Property, Matthew Frazer-Ryan, said.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency also supported LOGOS Group and Martin Brower in identifying the optimal site location.

The facility is targeting certification as 5-star green star rated, incorporating sustainable design, energy management, recycling, and waste management facilities.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Martin Brower and supporting them in the transformation of their Queensland operations,” TMX Transform’s Director of Property, Sam Dellios, said.

“Both LOGOS and Vaughan boast a proven record in delivering best-in-class facilities and we are excited to see this one come to life.”

Works have commenced on site and the new distribution centre is scheduled to be operational late 2024. 


Martin Brower

Martin Brower aims to architect the future of supply through smart, sustainable solutions that fuel their customer’s growth ambitions and positively impact the communities in which we live and work. 


LOGOS are experts in logistics property and data centre real estate, and provide innovative solar, intermodal, and infrastructure solutions. The LOGOS team sources land and facilities and develops and manages assets for the world’s leading investors. 

TMX Transform

TMX Transform is an end-to-end supply chain consultant, partnering with clients worldwide to optimize supply chains, and transform businesses.

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