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Rare retail opportunities available in ANU’s exciting new precinct, Kambri

By Wendy Johnson 24 September 2018 1

Kambri, ANU’s new precinct. Images: Supplied.

Soho-style commercial and retail spaces are up for lease in ‘Kambri’, ANU’s exciting new revitalised precinct, with Laing+Simmons Commercial just releasing eight small retail tenancies.

Only three Soho spaces are left for lease, each featuring modern architecture. These are no ordinary corporate office spaces. They’re quirky, unique spaces integrated into Kambri’s dynamic and vibrant retail and university environment, which includes 450 student accommodation dorms, a new specialty gymnasium and pool, medical centre and a 400-space underground public car park.

The eight retail tenancies that Laing+Simmons Commercial has just released are a fantastic and rare opportunity for a diverse range of boutique operators to be part of this dynamic part of Canberra.

Chris Antos, Sales and Leasing Executive, Laing+Simmons Commercial, says the Soho spaces range from 58 to 96 square metres and are of interest to a range of businesses – not just to businesses that are solely university-focused but businesses wanting the potential to tap into the needs of the broader student market.

The commercial and retail spaces are scheduled for completion at the end of 2018, with trading expected to begin from 1 February 2019.

“This is an incredibly rare opportunity,” says Mr Antos. “Lessees will have direct access to the high volume of customers living in and around the precinct who are right on their doorstep daily. A recruitment agency would be a great fit to help students find employment, for example. Besides being attractive to all of the firms working in fields aligned to the university’s research and development, various other uses would be a great fit, such as a real estate agency to help students find accommodation. A second-hand or vintage clothing shop would also be a perfect fit.”

On University Avenue, Kambri is a new era in student living for Australia’s leading university. Its construction is the largest and most profound change to the ANU campus since its establishment. The precinct is designed to combine the best elements of existing campus life with a new learning, cultural, physical and social experience for residents, all in a village setting with beautiful landscaping.

Kambri will feature state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, environmentally sustainable student accommodation, and new health clinic and recreational facilities, including a 25-metre pool and an activity pool for learning to swim and hydrotherapy. The events centre will have large and small auditoriums, a new cinema for the ANU Film Club and a new drama theatre. The attractive student services hub will be alive with activity.

Kambri will be bursting with hospitality offerings that will operate through the year, not just during term. Twenty-five venues will be on site, ranging from restaurants to cafes to bars to take-away operations.

The 400 underground public car parking spaces will make doing business in Kambri easy and convenient. “The gym and pool – available 364 days a year – are available to the public, bringing in even more potential business to the area,” Mr Antos says.

Soho spaces start from $40,000 per annum. Retail spaces are price on application (POA).

For more information, contact Chris Antos, Sales and Leasing Executive, Laing+Simmons Commercial, on 0422 837 647, or click here for details.

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Peter Tilbrook 10:27 am 25 Sep 18

The gym/pool facility will be a Club Lime Platinum facility.

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