A new state-of-the-art, multi-story, urban logistics facility is located at 2505 Bruckner Blvd in the Bronx. The two-level warehouse with clear heights of up to 32 feet is flanked by a truck loading court and two total precast parking structures. The 938,000 SF center is supported by two parking structures, each is approximately 154,415 SF covering four elevated levels designed to handle car and fleet vehicle parking.
Located at the interchange of the Bruckner Expressway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Hutchinson River Parkway, Throggs Neck Expressway and the Bronx River Parkway, the location allows access to a dense affluent population within the metro New York area. The new facility has the capability to service over 9.4 million people in a 15-mile radius.
The building is clad with precast concrete panels and its high ceilings can accommodate modern vertical racking systems up to 32-feet in height. The insulated precast panels are 8-inches thick and provide R-value of 13.6.
To support the large warehouse, adjacent parking structures were imperative. Without space for fleet storage and parking, the “last mile” logistics center could not function efficiently. The new precast parking garages hold 664 interior parking spaces for cars and sprinter vans and there are also 133 exterior parking spaces for trailers and box trucks.
The building features openings at the southwest and northwest corners where office space is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing providing stellar views to the New York City skyline. Daylight filters in through window openings punched into the precast panels. Reveals and formliners were cast into the panels which were painted in the field. Future openings for dock doors were also accommodated. The new 2505 Bruckner fulfillment center also includes a roof area that will enable drone deliveries.
The façade of the precast concrete structures features two colors of sandblast and a ribbed formliner finish along the base of the garage. The shape of each structure is designed to accommodate the strategic flow of the adjacent warehouse. The unique footprint also reflects site constraints which include five major highways and the Westchester Creek.
At more than $300 million, the waterfront logistics center in the Bronx’s Schuylerville neighborhood will cover 1 million SF. The last-mile logistics center includes direct loading on the first and second floors. The first floor features cross dock capacity, while the second floor will be accessible by 53-foot tractor trailers via two-double wide ramps.
The fulfillment center enables e-commerce tenants to service the New York metro market with same-day delivery. It was developed by Innovo Property Group and Square Mile Capital Management, on the site that was previously occupied by the Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas.
Both Dailey Precast and Fabcon Precast worked closely with Aurora Contractors to complete shop drawings and begin precast manufacturing in a timely fashion. Close coordination and scheduling was critical to the successful completion of the warehouse and garages.
In order to meet the schedule, precast erecting was completed over a three month period. Dailey Precast assembled more than 900 pieces of precast to complete the north and south garage between in just 62 days, completing the structures in July, 2021. The structures are pre-wired for future electric vehicle charging stations and have removable spandrels at the second level for a future expansion to the east.
The total of 374,000 SF of precast concrete systems flank the warehouse and allow for fleet and car parking. The parking garages are wedged in between the warehouse and the exterior circulating ramps and in the future support a rooftop solar panel array. Despite expensive real estate and relatively few available parcels the new facility on Bruckner Boulevard is uniquely situated to will help the tenants meet the e-commerce demands of customers in the tri-state area.
Expensive real estate, few parcels, and the demands of e-commerce have developers looking to build multi-story warehouses. In NYC, warehouses have nowhere to go but up. At such a large scale the precast concrete project at 2505 Bruckner makes its mark on the neighborhood from the road and from the water.