NQAV on the move

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TONY RAGGATT

A NEED for more ex­po­sure on a main road and a move into the res­i­den­tial mar­ket has prompted a long- time Townsville tech­nol­ogy busi­ness to re­lo­cate to new premises.

NQAV has leased the for­mer of­fices of the Her­mit Park bus ser­vice at 33 Ross River Rd af­ter op­er­at­ing in the in­dus­trial heart­land of Ley­land St, Gar­butt, for many years.

NQAV man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kevin Booth said the new site came at the right time and price for them to pro­vide a show­room and hope­fully at­tract more of the con­sumer mar­ket.

Mr Booth said they mostly had been ori­ented to the com­mer­cial mar­ket over the past 10 years and, sens­ing dis­cre­tionary spend­ing was start­ing to kick in, were look­ing to move into the con­sumer or res­i­den­tial sec­tor.

They pro­vide au­dio vis­ual ser­vices in­clud­ing home the­atre sys­tems, wire­less tech­nol­ogy with the abil­ity to con­sol­i­date con­trols into smart phones, com­mer­cial touch screens and con­fer­enc­ing sys­tems and dig­i­tal sig­nage.

“This is a strate­gic move for us,” Mr Booth said.

“It’s about be­ing on a main road, hav­ing more ex­po­sure and hav­ing a show­room. For us, it was more about the dif­fer­ent head­ing to both con­sumer and the com­mer­cial mar­ket.”

Mr Booth said they thought the mar­ket was start­ing to shift with ma­jor projects get­ting un­der way and giv­ing peo­ple more con­fi­dence to spend.

“I think we will start to see dis­cre­tionary spend­ing kick up again,” he said.

Ray White Com­mer­cial leas­ing and sales agent Troy Townsend said they had been ac­tive in leas­ing com­mer­cial space along Char­ters Tow­ers and Ross River roads.

“There has been a very high level of va­can­cies in of­fice and re­tail space which has pushed prices down­wards to $ 150 to $ 250 per square me­tre for of­fices and $ 180 to $ 300 per square me­tre for re­tail space,” Mr Townsend said. “The 200sq m space leased by NQAV was very ap­peal­ing be­cause of the easy ac­cess and large on- site carpark. The build­ing also has large fas­cias and rooftop sig­nage.”

NEW PLACE: NQAV man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kevin Booth and Ray White agent Troy Townsend in the new of­fice.

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