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

This project defined the word, “collaboration”, as the team consistently worked together – Owner, Architect, and Contractor – to arrive at the best solution for the sake of the project.  Led by Frampton Construction, the strive for excellence and hard work pushed the project team and resulted in a high-quality project, ahead of schedule and below budget.

Jill Rodgers, Project Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith

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