The outlook for jobs and economic growth in the western corridor is strong, thanks in part to the local business centre, BTP Hub at BTP Westlink Green, Darra. The hub at 1 Westlink Court recently reached full occupancy, its success prompting a decision to expand the facility into the second level of the A-Grade building.
General Manager of BTP Services, Ms. Sophie Betts said since its inception, the BTP Hub has seen a strong and consistent increase in interest from the local business community.
“We have been thrilled by the level of enquiry we have received since we opened our doors. It is a testament to the to the flexible terms and standard of office accommodation on offer, unrivalled in the western suburbs,” said Ms. Betts.
“More importantly, we are witnessing an expansion in the local business community which will likely underpin Darra’s long term economic growth.
“This is great news for employment and a welcome addition for people living in the Ipswich corridor. With precincts like BTP Westlink Green, the region is set to provide great opportunities for jobs within entrepreneurial start-ups and established organisations,” said Ms. Betts.
“Our premises is now home to companies across a variety of industries ranging in size from small local businesses to Queensland branches of national organisations and global players. The decision to expand into an additional floor within the building will enable us to offer space to a further nine companies in the short term with the potential to grow to 25 in the longer term” said Ms. Betts.
The BTP Hub, at 1 Westlink Court, is only a short walk from the Darra train station and directly adjacent to the Darra Cementco Bowls Club. Its proximity to public transport and local cafes makes it a very attractive option for local businesses many of which are joining the exodus from the CBD and benefitting from the drive against the traffic.
“We are experiencing a change in Brisbane’s business culture which is becoming less city-centric. Many of the people we speak to recognise the benefits of a suburban location. They are more than willing to give up their expensive CBD office in favour of an option closer to home where they can achieve a better work-life balance.
“The suburban business precinct network in the North, South and West of the CBD offers a compelling alternative for business people who wish to work closer to home but do not want to sacrifice the corporate prestige traditionally associated with an inner-city premises.
“The BTP Hub at Westlink Green complements sister hubs at Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains and BTP Northshore Hamilton. These locations are already home to more than 65 companies and we’re extremely positive about the future of the hub at BTP Westlink Green.”