10A — May 24 - June 13, 2019 — Industrial / Distribution Centers — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


I ndustrial R eal E state & D istribution C enters Keystruct Construction leads design/build team in Shiremanstown, PA Former manufacturing & warehouse facility gains new life as distribution center W hen Quaker Oats closed their manu- facturing plant and

warehouse, including removal of the front and end walls, roof, roof steel, steel columns and se- lective interior demolition. Fol- lowing this demolition work, the existing structure was ready for interior renovations and a new building envelope. The more extensive demolition involved the 310,500 s/f multi-story of- fice and former manufacturing space, including all multi-story vertical structures, foundation walls, slabs, and footers. The complete removal of these areas made way for the construction of a completely new warehouse space. The location and layout of the

project site presented challeng- es during the demolition, and throughout the construction and renovation. The site is sur- rounded by Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, a town play- ground, a community garden, and a Purina mill facility. Be- cause of the proximity of these elements all the dust and debris from the demolition had to be contained to the construction site. A snow-making machine pumped water across the site while the buildings were be- ing taken down, thus knocking down the dust and containing it to the immediate area. As with any long-term con- struction project, winter weath- er conditions impacted the construction in early 2018. For- tunately, the project was able to stay on track by coordinating the work on the renovation of the interior spaces when the weather was uncooperative. Additional challenges arose while connecting to the existing building systems, requiring the superintendent to work closely with the individual subcontrac- tors to ensure the renovated and newly constructed portions of the building were tied-in suc- cessfully. With two entrances to the site and the adjacent railroad tracks, commuters had been in the habit of driving across the existing site to avoid delays resulting from nearby trains. Once construction started, one entrance was closed at all times to ensure public safety and keep unauthorized vehicles away from the site. Keystruct carefully managed the entrance closures and used effective com- munication with subcontractors and material delivery personnel to coordinate site access. The finished 485 Distri- bution Center is a 453,000 s/f modern, bulk warehouse, with multiple loading docks, and significant trailer stor- age and vehicle parking. The renovated portion features enlarged overhead doors with new concrete ramps to access the raised floor from the ex- terior, employee breakroom and kitchen, office spaces, and conference area. The finished space in the renovated portion is 244,000 s/f with 28’ clear height. The newly constructed warehouse space features a separate storefront entrance with distinctive stone features, and 209,000 s/f of space with 32’ clear height. Conveniently continued on page 24A

warehouse in Shiremanstown, PA, the 712,500 s/f building was left vacant for years, before a new owner brought a vision to repurpose the building for an updated use. Keystruct Con- struction led the Design/Build team and worked closely with the owner, Endurance Real Estate Group, to create a multi- tenant, modern distribution center from the old structure. During the initial pre-con- struction meetings, the Key- struct teamworked with Endur- ance representatives and SAA

485 Distribution Center

Architects to determine the best approach to create the tenant spaces. The original facility had been constructed in stages, be- ginning in 1995, leaving broken

transitions between the interior spaces, and a disordered exte- rior appearance. The initial work involved se- lective demolition of the existing


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