WOMA Australia buys new base at Australian Marine Complex in Henderson

Colliers International to sell Yangebup industrial property vacated by WOMA.

National distributor of industrial and waste services technologies WOMA Australia has purchased a new WA head office in the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson through Colliers International, leaving its former premise in Yangebup on the market.

WOMA Managing Director Ian Blevin said the new facility, which includes a manufacturing and service centre for the company’s high-pressure water jetting, vacuum extraction and remotely operated manipulators and robotics, would also support the company’s planned expansion into new markets.

“We are making the successful transition into the facility and in 2017, we will see further market expansion in the mining industries of Central and East Africa,” Mr Blevin said.

In a sale negotiated by Colliers International’s Greg O’Meara, WOMA, which services mining, oil and gas, shipping, construction and municipal industries across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, paid $2.3 million for the 7962sqm property at 16 Redemptora Road.

WOMA’s former base, the now vacant property at 7 Dobra Place is also being marketed by Mr O’Meara who said there would be strong interest in the industrial site, which was expected to fetch $2 million. 

“The 3200sqm property has three strata lots and each has its own free-standing office/workshop,” Mr O’Meara said.

“Industrial properties in the Bibra Lake area are often sold to businesses already based there and we expect the owner-occupier market will take a keen interest in this property.”

“With high trusses, generous office areas and a flexible layout, this property will appeal to a range of owner-occupier businesses.”

Lots one, two and three at 7 Dobra Place have building areas of 433sqm, 358sqm and 565sqm respectively. The corresponding strata areas are 873sqm, 621sqm and 837sqm.

With Dobra Road located next to Stock Road, Mr O’Meara said the property had good access to the main traffic routes around Perth’s southern corridor.

“The property can be seen from Stock Road so there are also signage opportunities,” he said.

Mr O’Meara said the Henderson facility was for lease when it was inspected by the industrial services technology firm but was later converted to a sale as WOMA was keen to purchase its own premise.

“In this low interest rate environment, many businesses that have traditionally leased are looking to purchase their own properties and we are seeing more lease inspections go on to become sales,” he said.

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