Fitness franchisee steps up to purchase Robina site

Anytime is a great time for fitness in Robina

A Sydney-based family is set to raise the bar with a purpose-built Anytime Fitness club in the heart of Robina, after securing a site just months after missing out on another parcel in the sought-after suburb.

Angus Terry and his family have just settled on the 2,300sqm development-ready site at the corner of Promethean Way and Centreline Place in the rapidly-expanding Stadium Village precinct, home to Robina Train Station, Cbus Super Stadium and Vue Terrace Homes. The family secured the site from Robina’s founder and master developer Robina Group and plans are being finalised for a 700sqm state-of-the-art Anytime Fitness gymnasium, with plans to open the brand-new facility in the next 12 months.

The site was purchased in a campaign which also saw the sale of an adjoining 2,769sqm parcel to Melbourne-based property group Pellicano, which is planning a multi-level mixed-use development on its site.  Read more about the Pellicano site sale here.

The two parcels sold for a combined value of circa $6 million, with sales of development-ready land in CBDRobina over the past year now totaling more than $17 million. The latest deals were both negotiated by Colliers International’s Geoff Lamb and Darrell Irwin.

The Terry family, which has operated a string of highly successful car dealerships from Dubbo to Wollongong, will provide guidance to Angus Terry, who will relocate to the Gold Coast to manage the new Anytime Fitness club.

Angus said his father had been critical in his decision to make the move from a successful career in the car industry, specialising in finance, to follow his passion for fitness, drawing on his background in competitive martial arts.

“We were on the Gold Coast for a family holiday and he said ‘you’ve been going to Anytime Fitness for years, why don’t you buy the franchise’, so together we started researching and identified Robina as the ideal location,” said Mr Terry.

“We had been looking for a site for more than six months and initially had our eyes on another parcel that we missed out on.  We did not want to settle for any location, we wanted one that really stood out, and Centreline Place was perfect.

“The central position and proximity to the M1 Motorway and Robina Train Station, make it easy for those travelling to and from work, and with construction now underway on the $170 million Vue Terrace Homes, hundreds of new residents are set to move into the community.”

Mr Terry said Anytime Fitness was rapidly expanding, with more than 3,000 facilities worldwide, including more than 400 in Australia.

Mr Lamb said there had been solid interest in the site, with commercial land opportunities becoming scarce as Robina continued to experience exponential growth in both its residential population and workforce.

“Limited commercial sites remain for sale in Robina, particularly of this size and with this level of connectivity,” he said.

“The handy location, adjacent to Bond University’s Institute of Health and Sport, Cbus Super Stadium, Robina Train Station and Vue Terrace Homes, sets it apart – particularly for a facility of this kind, which will draw customers from the local residential and business community.”

Robina Group general manager Hylton Slater said the developer had released a limited number of Stadium Village sites to the market, with all sold quickly.

“Sunkids Children’s Centres is nearing completion of a brand-new centre in the precinct, its third in CBDRobina in as many years, after securing a site on Stadium Drive last year,” he said.

“We now have a limited number of pre-approved, development-ready sites in CBDRobina and, if sales in the past 12 months are any indicator, we expect the remaining sites will be in high demand.

“CBDRobina ticks all the boxes for businesses due to its accessibility, unparalleled level of infrastructure, modern facilities and strong forecast growth.

“The Stadium Village precinct is a prime example of this diverse appeal, attracting a range of businesses from the sporting, education, corporate and fitness industries.

Find out more

The Robina Central Planning Agreement (RCPA), enacted under an Act of Parliament, guides the development of Robina. It supports a wide mix of uses and provides town planning advantages including realistic approval time frames and infrastructure charges benefits, offering flexibility and innovation opportunities to businesses choosing to invest in Robina.

Read more about the RCPA here.

To view sites for sale in Robina click here or for more information, contact Darrell Irwin on 0419 705 419.

By | 2018-05-09T15:43:11+00:00 May 9th, 2018|