Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has gone vertical on the construction of a 190,000-square-foot industrial building in Summerville, S.C. The Class-A speculative facility, developed by Randolph Development, is the first of two heavy industrial buildings that will comprise the Portside Distribution Center.

The new building, sub-dividable to 43,416-square-feet, could accommodate a variety of users, including logistics companies, aerospace and automotive suppliers, defense contractors, light manufacturers and last-mile distributors.

Chad Frampton, president and CEO of Frampton Construction, said, “There is a definite demand for industrial real estate in Charleston’s growing distribution corridor, and we’re excited to help meet that need by delivering the Portside project.”

The facility, designed by architectural firm McMillan Pazdan Smith, has a clear height of 32 feet and will be constructed with structural steel and load-bearing concrete tilt walls. Thomas & Hutton provided site, civil, and landscape design for the 31-acre development.

Planning for the project started in late 2017 in anticipation of the opening of the Nexton Parkway interchange at Exit 197 on I-26 west of Charleston. Construction on the first building is expected to be complete by September, 2020.