BUYERS are set to benefit from the good work done for Geelong not-for-profit support organisation Diversitat in converting a city warehouse to a funky office.
The multicultural group, which had based its training arm in the facility at 5 and 7-9 Ryan Place South, has put the properties on the market after relocating to a new facility in Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights.
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Colliers International, Geelong agent Andrew Lewis said price expectations for the 904sq m site between Lt Ryrie St and Myers St ranged from $2.5 million to $3 million.
Diversitat bought the properties in 2012 for almost $1.35 million and engaged builder Laney Constructions to convert the warehouses into an office space.
The training HQ helped the builder take out the 2014 Master Builders Association of Victoria south west regional award for a commercial project worth less than $1 million.
Mr Lewis said the original red brick warehouse was now a modern, functional office space that was perfectly positioned within the central business district.
Mr Lewis expects owner occupiers to be the main parties to show interest in the property, given it presents as a ready-made funky office space.
The properties contain a building area of about 680sq m, with off-street parking for 10 cars also available.
The warehouse has been transformed into a split-level modern office building.
It comprises three main open-plan office spaces and seven individual office and meeting rooms.
Designed for functionality, the space is configured with the ability to create smaller tenancies within the building.
In its present layout, there is a reception area, two well-appointed kitchens, a staff break-out area, ample storage space and staff amenities.
Disabled access throughout the building starts with a lift to the reception area.
Significant natural light permeates the building through new and existing skylights installed in the gabled roof.
Modern materials used to create the individual office and break-out spaces combine with the heritage aspects of the brick and timber building, with a polished concrete floor underfoot.
The property goes to auction on March 22 at noon.