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Frampton underway on additional Charleston Trade Center spec facility

May 13, 2021 Charleston, S.C.

Frampton Construction has started work on a new, speculative 430,920-square-foot industrial building in Summerville, South Carolina’s Charleston Trade Center. The Keith Corporation is developing the project.

Charleston, S.C. -- Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has started work on a new, speculative 430,920-square-foot industrial building in Summerville, South Carolina’s Charleston Trade Center. The Keith Corporation, a privately held, full-service developer and owner of industrial, warehouse, and other commercial properties, is developing the project.

Constructed of concrete tilt walls and a structural steel frame, the cross-docked facility will have a 36-foot clear height, with 50 dock doors and two drive-in doors. The site will contain 105 trailer parking spaces and 243 car parking spaces.

Alan Lewis, industrial development partner for The Keith Corporation, commented, “We are hopeful that this project will attract tenant interest generated by the opening of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s new container terminal. As the Port of Charleston continues to grow and invest capital, demand for warehouse space will continue to accelerate as well.”

The facility’s location at Nexton Parkway and Interstate 26 in one of the Lowcountry’s premier Class A industrial campuses offers strategic port and interstate proximity. The building joins five other industrial facilities on the campus, including a 1,019,200-square-foot speculative facility currently under construction by Frampton and developed by The Keith Corporation. The project will complete the Charleston Trade Center’s planned 2.5M square-foot development.

Joey Smith, vice president at Frampton Construction, added, “With its ideal location, the Charleston Trade Center has been successful in attracting a diverse group of companies like Curtiss-Wright, IFA, and Thorne Research, to name a few. We’re excited to team up with The Keith Corporation to build another facility here that will make way for more innovative businesses to join the roster.”

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture completed the design for the building, while Alliance Consulting Engineers served as civil engineer. JLL’s Lee Allen is handling the leasing of the facility. Work on the site began in April and is scheduled to conclude in December 2021.


The Keith Corporation is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., TKC has projects in 35 states, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Developing over $3 billion worth of commercial real estate over the course of 325 projects, totaling in excess of 35 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).

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