The bad news for CR Kennedy & Co was that its offices in the Brisbane suburb of Albion went under water in last week’s floods, causing ‘hundreds of thousands’ in damage. The good news was that it had already sold the premises, and was due to move into new premises ‘high, safe and dry’ on Spring Hill, and simply brought the move forward a week or so.
And unlike Jon Paterson and The New Camera House in Lismore, CR Kennedy was able to secure flood insurance.
In 2011, floodwaters just reached the front door of the old premises at 80 Kingsford Smith Drive without causing damage, but this time CR Kennedy and its 30 Brisbane staff weren’t so lucky.
The inundation was worsened with a burst sewer pipe adding to the mess, and with some warehousing in Brisbane – the central warehouse is at head office n Port Melbounre – CR Kennedy managing director Malcolm Kennedy told Inside Imaging that there was hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock losses.
The new Brisbane office is located on the third floor of 203 Wharf Street, Spring Hill, a short walk from the Brisbane CBD and well above possible future flooding. The building was originally the Brisbane headquarters of the Australian Federal Police.
All other contact details remain the same:
Ph (07) 3862 6222
F (07) 3862 6224