Union, New Jersey may be a town of under 60,000 people, but it is a mighty representative of the Garden State’s great economic promise. Industrial, technology and logistics companies are flocking to New Jersey and boosting business across the Northeast as well as the entire nation. These innovative companies represent a range of interests, but they do have one thing in common—they need the right base of operations to be productive.
Businesses have the perfect center for their operations with the completion of a 263,415 sq. ft. state-of-the-art industrial facility that will provide them with all the amenities that they need. The new warehouse at 750 Union Ave. provides convenient access to the Tri-State region and features the flexible configurations growing businesses desire.
The developer, Bridge Development Partners, LLC, selected PREMIER Design + Build Group to manage its design and construction.
Adaptable space is a PREMIER signature—the design maximizes efficiencies and provides flexibility for current and future tenant build-outs. Another key characteristic of PREMIER buildings are modern amenities that fuel business operations.
However, delivering those amenities isn’t always easy. Obstacles often impede progress. Early in the Union build, it was determined that low water pressure to the site was going to make it impossible to support an ESFR sprinkler system. To get the job done correctly, executives at Bridge and PREMIER coordinated with the local water authority and worked hand in hand with Union Township to bring a new water service to the site to ensure that the ESFR system could be installed.
The project made it in on time and on budget—a true testament to the creative problem-solving skills and 24/7 dedication of the entire team.
“This project is a prime example of how we can increase ROI and peace of mind through ingenuity,” says PREMIER Northeast Division vice-president Peter Stavrinou. “Our team delivered a strategic solution when faced with this hurdle. Working closely with Bridge, we solved the problem in the most efficient possible way while adhering to the original schedule of delivery. We’re proud to have our name associated with Union—a facility that will contribute to New Jersey’s industrial growth.”
This new class A warehouse is centrally located and can be easily accessed via the New Jersey Turnpike. It is a short drive from Newark International Airport as well as Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. In addition, businesses moving to Union will benefit from a ready and willing labor pool—the town is located in Union County, the third most populous county in New Jersey.
Features include 36‘ clear-height warehouse space, 44 truck dock positions, an ESFR fire protection sprinkler system and 1600 amp, 277/480 volt electrical service. A complete warehouse HVAC system has also been installed. Additionally, a new lot with 153 stalls, 76-onsite and 26-offsite trailer parking spaces is a plus for tenants.
Currently, Bridge Point Port West is home to two New Jersey based companies, Boxed.com—an ecommerce company, and Union Beverage Packaging – a manufacturer of sports and energy beverages.
Key players on the PREMIER design-build team that managed the project from concept to completion were executive vice-president Alec Zocher, vice-president Julie Piszczek, general superintendent Karl Hoermann and superintendent Matthew Robson.
The Bridge team consisted of Jeff Milanaik, John Porcek, and Deven Schmitt. Joel Lubin, Blake Chroman and Chris Hile of JLL serve as exclusive leasing representatives at the building.
Cornerstone Architects provided the architectural design and MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, LLC provided civil engineering services.