The Keith Corporation and South Carolina Ports Authority are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the largest speculative industrial facility ever built in the Charleston region — a 1,019,200-square-foot, cross-dock industrial building in the Charleston Trade Center.
Charleston, S.C. -- Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has finished work on a 1,019,200-square-foot industrial building located within the Charleston Trade Center in Summerville, S.C. The Keith Corporation, a privately held, full-service developer and owner of industrial, warehouse, and other commercial properties, developed the project in a joint venture with Singerman Real Estate, a real estate investment firm based in Chicago, Ill.
Twin Star Home, a leading designer and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor living products, will occupy the full building. Constructed of concrete tilt walls and a structural steel frame, the cross-docked facility has a 40-foot clear height, with 120 fully equipped dock doors, and two drive-in doors. Frampton also completed the tenant upfit for Twin Star Home, which features 4,000-square-feet of office space, restroom facilities, and other upgrades to the warehouse area.
Alex Seglem, senior project manager at Frampton Construction, added, “We’re thrilled to have completed construction on this monumental facility in under a year. It was a total team effort, involving more than 135,000 hours of work from project personnel. We’re grateful to work with The Keith Corporation on this and other facilities that are home to so many important companies in the Lowcountry and beyond.”
The facility’s location at Nexton Parkway and interstate I-26 grants Twin Star Home strategic port and interstate proximity. The building is one of six industrial facilities in the three-million-square-foot Charleston Trade Center campus, which is now fully leased.
Sixty-three acres worth of sitework was performed in preparation for the 1,019,200-square-foot facility. To construct the building, 29 concrete slab pours were completed (21,750 cubic yards of concrete), 224 concrete tilt-wall panels were erected, and 2,275 tons of steel were put in place.
Alan Lewis, managing partner of industrial development for The Keith Corporation, commented, “Frampton Construction’s ability to complete a building of this size in such a short period of time was truly impressive. To date, this is The Keith Corporation’s largest completed speculative building, and it was a great way to close out the Charleston Trade Center development.”
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture completed the design for the building, while Alliance Consulting Engineers served as civil engineer. JLL’s Lee Allen and Kevin Coats handled the leasing of the facility. Work on the site began in January of 2021 and finished in December of the same year.
The Keith Corporation is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., TKC has projects in 36 states, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Developing over $3.6 billion worth of commercial real estate over the course of 400 projects, totaling in excess of 44 million square feet for a highly diverse clientele, The Keith Corporation has developed a reputation based on expertise, accountability, and total client satisfaction on projects.
Frampton Construction is a full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Southeast and beyond. For more information, please visit http://frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400 (Charleston) or 704-900-0511 (Charlotte).