Banks Cold Storage has commenced construction of a 210,620ft² cold storage facility in Melbourne, Florida, US.

Owned and maintained by Banks Cold Storage, this design is located near Athens and approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta. It will include the latest refrigeration and freezing equipment available in the cold storage sector.

Construction work is set to be completed in the second quarter (Q2) of 2025.

The design of this advanced facility is said to be the country’s first of its type. US-based cold storage builder Ti Cold designed the building.

Ti Cold CEO and president Sam Tippmann said: “Ti Cold is committed to advancing the cold storage industry by providing innovative solutions that give our customers a distinct competitive advantage.

“Banks features a rarely seen combination of state-of-the-art elements like two deep push-back racking, VNA and 65ft-tall building height. We are excited to deliver a rock-solid facility to Banks.”

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The cold storage plant will feature flexible, convertible architecture that can keep temperatures between 40°F and -20°F.

Low-charge ammonia systems will be used in the plant, employing natural, environment-friendly refrigerants in small quantities.

More than 29,520 pallet spaces will be accommodated by structural steel pallet racks. This contains places for the QFM in-rack freezing system, which integrates blast freezing technology and pallet racking.

With this facility, Banks Cold Storage will be equipped to provide third-party refrigerated logistics to its clients.