Ground broken on new Amazon fulfilment centre in Ajax, Ontario


Crestpoint Real Estate Investments has announced the start of construction of a new Amazon fulfilment centre in Ajax, Ontario.

The new 1.1 million ft² facility is located on the northern parcel of Crestpoint's GTA East Industrial Park.

It will be used to pack and ship large customer goods such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and other household goods.

The 58-acre build-to-suit distribution centre, at Salem Road and Rossland Road East, will create 1,000 new jobs in the town. Construction on the fulfilment centre is set to be completed in 2021.

Upon completion, the single-tenant, Class-A industrial building will include a 40ft clear height, 110 dock-level doors, and 195 trailer parking stalls.

Broccolini is constructing and developing the fulfilment centre for Amazon Canada.

Crestpoint president and founder Kevin Leon said: "We are pleased to be partnering with Broccolini and Blackwood Partners for the development of the GTA East Industrial Park and thankful for the Town of Ajax's PriorityPATH which has allowed us to expedite the approval process for this exciting new project.

"We look forward to welcoming Amazon in a 1.1 million square foot state-of-the-art industrial building on the northern parcel and are eager to work with other market-leading firms to build over 900,000 square feet of best-in-class facilities on our southern parcel."

Broccolini real estate director James Beach said: "Broccolini is proud to lead this co-development with Blackwood Partners for landlord Crestpoint.

"This is the fourth built-to-suit fulfilment centre over 1.0 million square feet that Broccolini is building and developing for Amazon Canada, and we are honoured once again that our expertise is serving to build the future of Canadian business.

"This partnership with Amazon, as well as others with major players such as Canadian Tire and IKEA, helped establish Broccolini as the leading industrial builder and developer for Eastern Canada."


Officials during the ground-breaking ceremony of the fulfilment centre. (Credit: CNW Group/Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.)

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