02 December 2015

The Cromwell Direct Property Fund (“the Fund”) has acquired a 4.1 hectare site in Munno Para West (Angle Vale), South Australia and entered into a fixed price development agreement with GIC Australia to construct a Bunnings Warehouse with a forecast as complete value of $27.5 million.

The acquisition will reflect a yield of 6.45% per annum on passing income from a long term lease to Wesfarmers Limited subsidiary Bunnings. The Fund will also earn 7.0% per annum on the funds deployed for development until practical completion. 

The asset is the third direct property investment for the Fund, which also holds stakes in four of Cromwell’s ‘back to basics’ property trusts.

The finished asset will have a total lettable area of approximately 16,580 sqm and provide in excess of 400 car spaces for customers in the high growth area. 

The project will generate approximately 200 jobs during the construction phase and in excess of 180 jobs post completion.

The site was acquired from, and will be developed by, GIC Australia, a specialist development group with a strong reputation for delivering user-driven projects.

The Munno Para West (Angle Vale) property is strategically located approximately 30 kilometres north of Adelaide CBD within the Playford Alive urban renewal project. The project has an estimated value of more than $1 billion and is being led by the Government of South Australia in partnership with the City of Playford. It has a population growth target of 169,000 people by 20381.

1. http://www.playford.sa.gov.au

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