Warehouse and logistic centers are still in high demand in our region, with new facilities going up everywhere. When real estate investment group 125 Stonewood, LLC decided to begin construction on their site in Springettsbury Township, York County, they reached out to Keystruct for our expertise in building warehouse facilities, and our ability to maintain schedule milestones.
Preparing the site for construction entailed extensive work to create the right conditions for the building pad. Because the site was sloped, two retaining walls were needed to create a solid, level surface for the building. Utilizing Keystone blocks, Keystruct built the retaining walls and then leveled off the dirt surface to create the right conditions for the building’s foundation.
Based on the large surface area that would become impervious due to the building structure and the paved area surrounding it, stormwater run-off needed to be addressed early on in construction as well. To meet the requirements of the York County Conservation District for the run-off, five underground infiltration beds were planned for the site to handle the water and prevent erosion. Because of the tight project site, these beds were strategically placed to meet the requirements of the Conservation District for run-off, yet not impact the building pad or retaining walls.
The new warehouse consists of steel columns, joist, and deck, with concrete tilt-up wall panels that are roof bearing. Keystruct poured the concrete foundation and footers, then the floor perimeter to prepare for the walls. The walls were then poured, and cranes utilizing the central stone floor area tilted the walls into place. Because this work was completed over the winter months, Keystruct tented and heated sections of the building to allow the wall panels to be poured and placed throughout the winter months.
As the job was nearing completion, the owner notified Keystruct that the space had been leased and a tenant fit-out was added to our contract. The fit-out consisted of interior office and support spaces, however the owner did not want to extend the completion date. In order to complete the project with the additional work in the tight time-frame, Keystruct supplied additional hours and manpower to meet the original schedule.
The key to success on this project was communication and coordination, especially when spring arrived and the weather was no longer a factor. All exterior work including paving, concrete, painting, and finishing the roof system with edge metals and downspouts, were condensed at the end of the job. Scheduling the trades that needed to complete their work and keep those trades from impacting each other was a challenge. Planning, coordination, and communication made the process work when everyone was on site at one time.
The tenant fit-out was completed for the offices and support spaces, including framing, carpet, paint, and acoustical ceiling. The fit-out work required a rooftop unit that was completely unavailable when Keystruct went to order the unit. The Project Manager worked with the HVAC subcontractor to find a suitable unit that would be available when needed on site. They were able to find a unit that was available with the same performance specifications and had it delivered and installed to complete the job.
The finished Stonewood Logistics Center features nearly 222,000 SF of space, with 24 loading docks and 2 drive-in doors. Located within the mid-Atlantic corridor, conveniently to US Route 30 and Interstate 83, the warehouse can serve the distribution needs for the entire northeast region. Keystruct was excited to make this distinctive, functional warehouse come to life.
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