Colliers has introduced the first cold-storage industrial speculative building to the Kansas City market. The Class-A, 168,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Heartland Meadows Industrial Park in Liberty, Missouri.
“The building will be specifically designed to accommodate the unique requirements of cold storage users to capture the demand, primarily tied to the expanding food and beverage industry, due to the rise in online grocery shopping, delivery, increased consumption of frozen/prepared meals, and consumer expectations for quick services” said John Stafford, executive vice president of Colliers Kansas City.
With an official ground-breaking set for this July, the construction will include a fully insulated building, enhanced roof loads and specialized floor slabs to maintain refrigeration and freezer temperatures required for cold storage properties. In addition, the facility will be customizable to the specific needs of the original tenant and has the capability to be divisible for multiple tenants if needed.
BCB Development anticipates the building’s delivery in the second quarter of 2022. The cold-storage industrial building is represented by Stafford, along with Chris Cummins, senior vice president and principal, and Turner Wisehart, vice president and principal, both with the Colliers National Food Advisory Group.