The demolition and reconstruction work of another great project has begun! The building involved is a 450,000 square foot former Quaker Oats manufacturing and distribution facility in Shiremanstown (Camp Hill) on Saint Johns Church Road. It was originally built in 1954 and expanded following a 1977 addition. The warehouse building will be replaced with a smaller and more modern one.
During this renovation, half of the current building will be painted and refurbished while the other half (the original 1954 piece) will have walls removed and the structure redesigned to raise the building’s height and meet current warehouse requirements. In addition, a large part of the building will be demolished to form a parking lot and loading dock area.
The existing building features a load bearing brick and steel structure, and the renovated building will be comprised of a precast concrete wall and steel structure.
The warehouse property was purchased by an affiliate of Endurance Real Estate Group LLC through a joint venture with CenterSquare Investment Manager. Endurance reported that leasing opportunities for the project would range from 100,000 square feet to the entire building.
To complete this new venture, we have partnered with design builder Keystruct Construction, structural engineers Providence Engineering Corporation, mechanical designer and subcontractor R.A. Walton & Co., Inc., electrical designer and subcontractor DeRock Electric Company, and fire protection designer and subcontractor Sentry Fire Protection, Inc. The job is projected to complete April of 2018, and the new warehouse is expected to finish by next July. Stay tuned for updates and additional photos!