Portside Distribution Center



Portside Distribution Center will consist of two buildings to be constructed over the next two years by Frampton Construction. Construction on the first of the two buildings is expected to be underway March 1, 2018.  Each building will have a clear height of 32 feet and will be built with structural steel and load-bearing concrete tilt walls.

The first building of 189,500 square feet was designed by architectural firm McMillan Pazdan Smith for multiple tenants and will start as speculative construction.  Thomas & Hutton provided site, civil and landscape design for the 31-acre development.

“We’re excited to be working with Portside and Synergy to develop these buildings for the burgeoning distribution market in Charleston,” said Randy Bates, managing partner of Randolph Development.  “We’ve teamed up with an outstanding group of professionals, financial partners, and construction companies for this significant project,” he added.

Mark Erickson, vice president at Colliers International, will handle marketing and leasing of the development. “A powerful advantage of this facility is we have the flexibility to satisfy any size requirement in a tight and competitive market. We can lease the entire space, divide it to fit the needs of the tenant, or build-to-suit the second, 200,000-square-foot building,” said Erickson.

Planning for the project started in late 2017 in anticipation of the opening of the Nexton Parkway interchange at Exit 197 on I-26 west of Charleston.  “The new interchange creates excellent access to I-26 for a variety of distribution users coming in and out of the Charleston area,” said Bates.



Summerville, SC


Project Status

Under construction

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What Customers are saying

Frampton was originally interviewed for our Corporate Office in Columbia and although not selected, the Frampton team not only impressed me but also the owners of the company so much so that we decided after that interview that Frampton should be included on our very short list of contractors to handle our projects throughout our service area in the Sunbelt.  Like all of our contractors we started out with a couple small renovations projects and progressed to much larger turnkey/design build service centers. Frampton has been a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail and continuous improvement for quality and cost control to the owner is very much appreciated. The Southeastern team looks forward to many more successful projects with the Frampton team.

W.T. Brogdon, VP of Real Estate
Southeastern Freight Lines

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