Frampton Construction Co. LLC has completed the construction of a new 130-door, 89,000-square-foot transload facility for TradePort Logistics in Charleston. The design-build project was developed by The Keith Corp. in partnership with the S.C. Ports Authority.
Located off of Clements Ferry Road in the Cainhoy area, the site offers proximity to the Port of Charleston for the company’s transloading operation, which serves high-volume retailers focused on speed-to-market.
“The Frampton Construction team has delivered another great product in the Charleston region with the TradePort transload facility,” Alan Lewis, managing partner of industrial development for The Keith Corp., said in a news release. “We are proud to have partnered with them in undertaking this unique project.”
The 89,000-square-foot, concrete tilt-up building features a 20-foot clear height, with 130 dock-doors and approximately 2,000 square feet of office space at the front of the facility. A newly built access road connects the property to Charleston Regional Parkway, the news release said.
A large portion of the project consisted of sitework and paving to accommodate 630 trailer parking spaces and 110 car parking spaces. Roughly 2,000 trucks of concrete were required to pave the parking areas, which together cover 983,000 square feet.
“We’re proud of our team for completing the TradePort Logistics facility to an impeccable standard in a very short timeframe,” Keaton Green, vice president at Frampton Construction, stated in the release. “The sheer amount of concrete required on this project posed a challenge, but with careful planning from preconstruction through closeout, we were able to achieve a smooth and timely delivery.”
George Powers, president and CEO of TradePort Logistics, said in the release: “We’re excited to be opening our new transload facility, delivered in record time by Frampton Construction and the Keith Corporation. There is no other facility quite like it in the Charleston area, and it allows us to offer the most efficient and cost-effective services to large scale retailers who want to tap into the expansive Port of Charleston.”
Berenyi Inc. was the project architect, and Thomas + Hutton served as civil engineers. Work on the site began in October 2021 and was completed in eight months.
The Keith Corp. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Headquartered in Charlotte, the company has projects in 36 states, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company has developed more than $4.5 billion worth of commercial real estate over the course of more than 400 projects, totaling in excess of 44 million square feet for a diverse clientele, the release said.
Frampton Construction is a full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction and construction services. The firm has offices in Charleston and Charlotte.