THE former Sam's Warehouse building in the heart of the Toowoomba CBD is being brought back to life with a serious makeover in more ways than one.
Thanks to the foresight of the owner and LJ Hooker Commercial Toowoomba sales and leasing agent Scott Playle, the 373 Ruthven St building is being refurbished into three high-quality tenancies.
One of those new tenants is The Queensland International College of Beauty which has signed a five-year lease to commence in the new year.
The college tenancy will occupy a space of more than 600sq.m across the ground floor and mezzanine level.
With campuses on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, the beauty college will offer a range of beauty courses which include Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Certificate II in Make-Up, Certificate III in Beauty Services and Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.
"It was a very smart move by the owner of the building to break the large complex into three tenancies," Mr Playle said.
"Further to this the owner was prepared to work closely with the new tenant to design and deliver the most suitable space possible to marry up with the services they will provide.
"The makeover of 373 Ruthven St is another confidence boost for the Toowoomba CBD with the cranes in the sky testament to the massive redevelopment work that is transforming the city's look, offerings and accessibility."
Mr Playle said the building ticked numerous boxes for The Queensland International College of Beauty, including the highly exposed and well known location close to the Grand Central Shopping Centre redevelopment, access to car parks and public transport.
The CBD retail and services outlets will also gain benefits with the training institute set to bring a stream of people into the city centre.
"This is really exciting news for not just Toowoomba but the entire Darling Downs region from a job creation and educational point of view," Mr Playle said.
"But it also goes to %show what can be achieved when the owner proactively works with tenants to create a mutually beneficial outcome."
To inquire about the last remaining tenancy opportunity at 373 Ruthven St or other opportunities throughout the region contact Mr Playle on 0417 779 434.
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