Meridian Design Build was recently selected by Scannell Properties to provide design-build services for a new 306,448-square-foot package sorting and distribution center in Niles.
The scope of the project includes the redevelopment of a 34-acre site at the northeast corner of Howard and Lehigh that was home for more than 50 years to a Grainger Industrial Supply distribution center.
The project will include demolition of an existing 756,000-square-foot building and adjacent parking lots. More than 50,000 tons of concrete will be crushed onsite and recycled to reduce environmental impacts and minimize overall project costs.
The new automated sort facility will include 249 exterior trailer stalls and 556 employee parking stalls. Additional improvements include a vehicle maintenance garage and gateway security building designed to support daily operations at the facility.
Architectural services are being provided by Precept Design LLC. Civil engineering work is being completed by Spaceco Inc.