Itasca, IL-based PREMIER Design + Build, LLC has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on behalf of Bridge Development Partners, LLC for the construction of Bridge Point Port West in Union, New Jersey
Bridge Development Partners purchased 18 acres of land to house the 263,451 sq. ft. facility at 750 Union Ave. and selected PREMIER to lead design and construction. This site was previously home to Tuscan & Lehigh Dairy, which has remained unoccupied since 2006. Demolition is underway to clear the site to make room for the new construction.
In attendance were Union Township representatives, as well as representatives from Bridge Development Partners, LLC, PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC, Jones Lang LaSalle, CIT and MidAtlantic Engineering Partners.
“Bridge Point Port West meets the demand for new industrial buildings with class A amenities in the Northeast. This is one of several PREMIER sites in the area that will exceed tenant expectations,” says Alec Zocher, executive vice-president of PREMIER Design + Build, LLC.
Bridge Point Port West tenants will have convenient access to neighboring sea and airports. These businesses will also be able to pull from a local labor pool from surrounding towns.
Building envelope materials will consist of load-bearing, precast wall panels and aluminum frame storefront entrances. The facility will be equipped with a 60 mil TPO roofing system. A complete storm drainage system and sanitary system will be constructed as well.
Bridge Point Port West will feature 36 ft. clear-height warehouse spaces, 44 truck dock positions, two drive-in doors and an ESFR fire protection sprinkler. Additionally, a new lot with 153 car stalls, 76-onsite and 26-offsite trailer parking spaces will be provided.
Julie Piszczek of PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC is the project manager overseeing construction and Matt Robson is the field superintendent. Joel Lubin, Blake Chroman and Chris Hile of Jones Lang Lasalle are representing the building. Cornerstone Architects are providing the architectural design and MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, LLC are providing civil engineering services.