Pleased with the progress of the Signature building in Pialba is project Manager and developer Rod Williamson.
Pleased with the progress of the Signature building in Pialba is project Manager and developer Rod Williamson. VALERIE HORTON

Signature building sets standard

BY THE end of the year or early next year, tenants will begin moving into Hervey Bay’s first four-storey office building when the Signature development opens.

An after-hours medical centre has already signed up to occupy part of the ground floor and about 50 per cent of the $10 million development has been leased or sold, according to developer Rod Williamson.

He said ocean views would be available from the third and fourth floors and the building would also feature a grand foyer, security swipe cards and a 13-person elevator.

“We’ve really brought the big smoke to Hervey Bay,” Mr Williamson said. “The building is called the Signature building but if we get a big-enough tenant, they can add their name.”

After about six weeks of construction work, columns have risen from the rear of the site to support the city’s first three-storey, undercover car park, the ground floor slab of the office building has been poured and formwork is going up.

The development, at 21 Torquay Road in Pialba, is between two shopping centres, close to public transport and will have 128 car bays on site.

Mr Williamson said more than 2500 cubic metres of concrete would be used in the project and some 100 tradespeople would work on its construction.

He said business people could either buy or lease strata-titled tenancies ranging from 45 square metres to almost 300sqm or negotiate to occupy an entire floor.

Mr Williamson said the building would host about 19 tenants and was being marketed by Knight Frank.

He hopes the building will trigger a revitalisation of Hervey Bay’s central business district and create a yard stick by which other offices and new commercial developments are measured.



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