bld architecture recently completed a new 225,000 GSF automated distribution facility for Federal Express in Brooklyn, NY. SunCap Property Group of North Carolina coordinated the development and design team with FedEx, as well as the long-term lease of the land.
This one-story building houses state-of-the-art distribution and package sorting equipment and includes a 10,000 GSF for office and support functions. An internal conveyor connects 25 exterior tractor trailer loading berths to the interior parking space for 100 waiting vans, which provide local ground service by zip code. Since this building is located adjacent to a residential development, all truck and van access areas are enclosed inside a vehicular structure to eliminate noise. The building, due to its unique size and functions, is conventionally framed in steel with precast concrete panel walls. These approvals were complex and involved the DEC, DEP, NYDOB, City Planning and Fire Department.