Premier Design + Build begins work on two-building industrial project in US


US-based design and construction services provider Premier Design + Build Group has started construction on a two-building industrial project in Wood Dale, Illinois.

The redevelopment, dubbed Bridge Point Wood Dale, is being delivered for the client Bridge Development Partners (Bridge).

Work on the redevelopment started in May with the demolition of four pre-existing masonry buildings on the 21.5-acre site to make way for the two new buildings.

One of the two buildings will be occupied by workplace solutions provider Forward Space.

The 100,738ft² warehouse, to be used by Forward Space, will feature precast wall panels with form-liner accents and include curtain wall and clerestory glass elements. The 32ft-height building will have two drive-in doors and 12 dock positions and is set to be completed by spring 2020.

The second facility, covering an area of 241,888ft², is also scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. Both the buildings will include 60ft concrete dock apron with heavy-duty asphalt pavement for truck manoeuvring.

Cornerstone Architect has been selected for architectural design services, while Swift Structural Design and Manhard Consulting will provide structural and civil engineering services for the project.

Forward Space president and CEO Jenny Niemann said: “This will be an amazing space that addresses today’s workplace trends. It will be collaborative, technology-enabled, flexible and designed to accommodate Forward Space’s needs well into the future.”

Bridge vice president Nick Siegel said: “Bridge Point Wood Dale will be the most modern industrial development in the Chicago-O’Hare submarket, an already thriving industrial corridor in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport, I-290 and several other major thoroughfares.”

Premier senior vice president and Midwest market leader Michael Long said: “Bridge has a reputation for development projects that align exceptionally well with changing market demands. PREMIER is honored to be their design + build partner on this latest venture.”

Colliers International represented the seller when Bridge acquired the vacant site earlier in 2019. The financing was provided by CIBC Bank.


Image: Construction begins for two-building industrial project in Wood Dale, US. Photo: courtesy of PREMIER Design + Build Group.

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