Greater Springfield CBD
Greater Springfield is fast becoming Brisbane’s second CBD and is already the business heart of the high-growth Western Corridor.
The Springfield CBD, occupying some 390ha, will provide an employment base for 30,000 workers within an area containing in excess of 1.4 million m2 of office, retail, educational, health and technology facilities.
In the heart of the Springfield CBD is Robelle Domain – Springfield Central Parklands. A $30 million, 24ha central parkland, with many facilities include cafe, free wifi and water play area.
When complete, the investment in Greater Springfield is calculated to be worth more than $23 billion. More than $3.2 billion has been invested to date and more than $620 million will be spent in 2011 alone.
The State Government has invested a further $475 million for a rail extension to Greater Springfield to be completed by 2013, which will greatly extend the accessible workforce to the CBD.
- Lower occupation cost than Brisbane CBD and near fringe areas 30% to 40% less.
- Range of opportunities for immediate occupancy space to purpose built office building.
- Greenfield city offering opportunities to achieve 4, 5 or 6-Star Green Star Rating depending on corporate mandates.
- Opportunity to provide the largest floor plates in Australia of between 2,500m2 – 8,000m2.
- Be a part of the fastest growing region in Australia.
- Access to a catchment of a qualified and ready workforce of more than 706,000 people of the Greater Springfield CBD. This equates to more than 83% of the Brisbane workforce within a 32-minute drive.
- $30 million Robelle Domain recreational hub offers staff immediate access to 24 ha of landscaped parkland.
Your Business in the CBD
The enormous growth of this region has given rise to many opportunities for businesses.
National and multi-national corporations from sectors such as mining, finance, engineering, retail, education, health and information and communications technology, have established their presence in Greater Springfield to capitalise on these opportunities.
In addition to local, state and federal government presence, a number of Australian and international companies have already chosen Greater Springfield as an ideal business location.
Transport and Infrastructure
The $1.2 billion Springfield Rail Project will be completed by 2013 and will connect Greater Springfield to Brisbane and beyond.
The project represents the first suburban extension of the city’s rail network since 1987 and will represent a total investment in public transport of more than a billion dollars.
Project highlights include:
- Two train stations - Springfield Central and Springfield.
- Park'n'ride spaces.
- Bicycle lockers and racks, kiss'n'ride bays, disability access and CCTV coverage.
- A 9.5 km dual track rail line from Richlands to Springfield.
- A shared-use pedestrian and cycle path between stations.
For a virtual tour Springfield Central Train Station click here
Information and Communications Technology
Using dark fibre optic network connectivity between Springfield Central’s commercial, office and retail buildings, companies can connect to the internet or interstate offices using high-bandwidth services.
The Tier 3+ Polaris Data Centre – Australia’s most advanced ICT facility – offers high availability, high-security data storage and
co-location hosting services, and forms the ICT Hub in Greater Springfield.
Access this infrastructure allows seamless interconnect to existing business networks at desired bandwidth and protocol.
All Ethernet services operate over the Greater Springfield-Brisbane Dark Fibre Network.
Being a new and master-planned city, world best practice environmental design principles have been incorporated into its development.
Greater Springfield houses the most sustainable shopping centre in the country – Orion Springfield Town Centre, which has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
The first commercial high-rise in the CBD, Springfield Tower, is one of Queensland’s most environmentally friendly commercial buildings and has been given a 4-Star Green Star Rating by the GBCA.
The Polaris Data Centre may also assist businesses throughout Australia to lower their carbon footprint by outsourcing their IT requirements.