Outdoor garden center, children’s playground and 800 new jobs: massive new $ 48 million five-story Bunnings planned as chain expands
- Bunnings Warehouse worth $ 48 million as green light in Frenchs Forest
- The warehouse giant offers three levels of shopping options for the first time
- Opening date has yet to be confirmed, but will create more than 800 new jobs for the local population
Bunnings will expand its fast-growing warehouse with a new five-story hardware store valued at $ 48 million.
NSW planning authorities approved the warehouse at the corner of Warringah Road and Allambie Road in Frenchs Forest in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The store will be the first time Bunnings will offer customers three levels of store, including a mega outdoor garden center, a children’s play area, and hardware and building supplies.
A new Bunnings Warehouse in Frenchs Forest in Sydney’s Northern Beaches offers customers three levels of shopping options
NSW planning authorities approved the $ 48 million warehouse at the corner of Warringah Road and Allambie Road in Frenchs Forest
The 20,000 m2 development is expected to create 700 new jobs during the construction phase and 130 jobs for team members.
There will also be two parking levels for 400 vehicles.
Bunnings Regional Operations Manager, Alan Harvey said The Daily Telegraph the company was delighted to receive approval for the new multi-level Bunnings Warehouse.
“While it is too early to confirm an opening date, we look forward to offering a wide variety of home and lifestyle products to the Frenchs Forest community.”
An Australia Post distribution center and two-story office building will be demolished for the $ 48 million construction market.
The Northern Beaches Council was initially concerned about safe vehicle access to the store due to its proximity to the busy Warringah and Allabie intersection.
The 20,000 m2 development (photo, left) is expected to create 700 new jobs during the construction phase and 130 jobs for team members
The Council was concerned about ‘possible road safety problems in merging vehicles and conflicts with pedestrians’.
The main driveway will be moved to Rodborough Rd once traffic lights are installed at the junction of Allambie Rd to combat safety concerns.
The exterior of the warehouse will also change as a result of complaints from the Council about the size of the Bunning’s logo and color scheme.
Bunnings will limit the amount of green paint used on facades, make fewer hammer logos visible, and reduce the logo on Rodborough Road by 33 percent.
Australia Post distribution center (pictured) and two-story office building will be demolished for $ 48 million hardware store