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Freightliner Manitoba and Canada West Limited are the most recent companies to public announce their land purchases in Brookside Industrial Park Phase III in the RM of Rosser’s section of CentrePort Canada.
The companies made a joint announcement on Sept. 20 at Fort Garry Fire Trucks at 53 Bergen Cutoff Rd., located close to the Brookside Phase III development.
Rosser reeve Frances Smee said that municipal council’s decision to pay for sewer and water infrastructure within the phase III development is paying off as is shown by the companies wanting to buy land there.
"Rosser is open for business," she said.
CentrePort Canada president and chief executive officer Diane Gray said the Phase III development within Brookside Industrial Park is the first fully-serviced section to be opened, and the high interest is evident in the fast pace of land sales.
Stephen Sherlock, vice-president of Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson, and broker for Phase III said the lots are 85 per cent conditionally sold after only being on the market for a few months.
Freightliner Manitoba president Ken Talbot said the company, which provides services, sales and support to the trucking industry, has outgrown its current location at 2058 Logan Ave. in Winnipeg.
"We’ve run out of space," he said.
The company is building a 78,000 square foot building on 13.5 acres. The new facility, which is slated to open in early 2020, will house 35 service bays, an indoor showroom, warehousing space and an enhanced new service and parts department.
"We’re looking forward to being next door to one of our partners – Fort Garry Fire Trucks," Talbot said.
Canada West Limited is a privately owned real estate investment group headquartered in Edmonton, Alta. The company, along with its partner, will invest $60 million to build up to eight build-to-suit and build-to-lease buildings on five lots totaling 26 acres within the phase III development.
Canada West president Dale Klein said the company, which owns other buildings in Winnipeg, saw the need for state-of-the-art facilities for national and international companies looking for industrial commercial space in the northwestern part of the city.
"The connectivity of this site is unbelievable," Klein, said noting the direct access to Canada CentrePort Way, and close access to rail and air transport services.
Canada West will break ground on the first of its buildings in the coming weeks, and will open its first 50,000-square-foot facility in June 2019.
St. Vital community correspondent
Andrea Geary is a community correspondent for St. Vital and was once the community journalist for The Headliner.