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A 650,000 square foot fulfillment center.

Amazon | Florence, NJ


ARCO provided design and construction services for Amazon’s 650,000 SF sorting facility in central New Jersey.

Liberty Property Trust engaged ARCO to complete the construction of a speculative facility. When Amazon signed a lease for the building, ARCO was challenged to adapt the design to accommodate the unique needs of Amazon’s sorting processes, conveying equipment and shipping. Sort centers act as waystations between Amazon fulfillment centers and the customers who receive products and are a critical aspect of Amazon’s delivery network. The state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind on the East Coast for the E-commerce giant.

Working closely with Liberty Property Trust and Amazon as a collaborative team, ARCO used a streamlined process to design, schedule, procure and coordinate the work of the base building and interior fit out. Drawing on previous E-commerce experience, the ARCO team was able to meet our client’s aggressive schedule and budget expectations. The critical coordination items of work included MEP infrastructure to support the conveying systems and temperature-controlled areas.

Design and construction for this four-phase project included construction of a 614,000 SF tilt-wall building with loading bays, docks, a parking lot with semi-trailer spaces and a 40,000 SF office. The project includes 97 full dock positions, 40,000lb hydraulic levelers, 7000-amp primary electrical service with dedicated transformers and switchgear and a 300kw natural gas generator for security and backup. This facility achieved LEED Gold Certification.

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  • Client Amazon
  • Developer Liberty Property Trust
  • Sectors E-commerce
  • Location Florence, NJ
  • Square Footage 650,000
  • Year Built 2017
Signage of Amazon fulfillment logo on side of E-commerce center in Florence, NJ
Side of Amazon fulfillment center in Florence, NJ with trucks at loading docks

As a Real Estate Developer, I have to move fast to get a deal done—if I don't, someone else will. I know I can depend on ARCO to provide the project information I need, when I need it."

Mark Goldstein | Liberty Property Trust

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