Clarence Property has re-launched and re-named one of the Gold Coast’s heritage commercial buildings at an event attended by some of the city’s top business identities on Thursday night.
Clarence acquired East Quay Corporate Park – which was one of the first office spaces built in Robina in the 1980s – and is completing a $5 million refurbishment to restore the commercial hub to its former glory.
The development will now be known as Lakehouse Corporate Space – in reference to the 200 metres of lake frontage, boardwalk and gardens surrounding the two buildings – which comprise a total of 36 strata-titled tenancies.
Mermaid Beach MP Ray Stevens, Councillor Jan Grew and developers Tom and Jack Ray attended and spoke at the re-launch, commending Clarence for its vision in redefining a historic part of the Gold Coast.
Tom Ray said his late father, Brian Ray, would have been proud to see Lakehouse as the unique commercial offering it is today.
“Dad was always very forward-thinking, and when he looked at Robina in the 1980s – when it was little more than swamp and farmland – he could see that it had the potential to become a major business hub, and that’s why he built Lakehouse,” he said.
“He wanted an office space that felt more like a home than a stark corporate environment, and with the lake, gardens, shops and parks nearby that’s exactly what it feels like – so the name Lakehouse is very apt.
“Ray Group was a tenant here for more than a decade and I know all of our staff enjoyed working here. I’m pleased to see that while Clarence has updated the facade and interior of the building to a more contemporary standard, they have still managed to maintain the heritage look and feel that makes Lakehouse different from all the other commercial buildings on the Gold Coast.”
Clarence Property managing director Peter Fahey said he was confident Lakehouse would be met with strong demand from small to medium businesses looking for a convenient location in Robina.
“As part of the relaunch and refurbishment we have done a repaint of the building, restored the timber boardwalk, completed extensive landscaping, upgraded the carpark and have replaced the amenities, lifts, fire services and air conditioning,” he said.
“We have also opened a new display suite for prospective purchasers – which was very well received at the event – showcasing the flexibility of our floorplates and what can be done with the space on offer here.
“The other major drawcard for purchasers is that we are just a couple of minutes from the highway and Robina Town Centre, and adjacent to Robina Tavern and an IGA, so it’s a convenient location without the downside of parking restrictions that you see in the more built up areas.”
Lakehouse is being marketed by Knight Frank, with agent Tania Moore saying that parking remains one of the biggest issues for business owners looking to find office space.
“In business districts like Robina and Southport, there are very few places that have dedicated parking on site, which is a big plus for Lakehouse, which has 240 parking bays, some with undercover, key entry spaces.
“The other thing business owners look for is the ability to take a space and ‘make it their own’ and that’s achievable at Lakehouse, with spaces ranging from 150sqm to 300sq m, with provision for full-floor uses of up to 600sqm.
“There is a real demand for strata titled office spaces as business owners are now seeing the value in securing a space rather than leasing as the market continues to trend upwards, and Lakehouse is competitively priced considering its CBD location.”
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