Project Description

Client: CenterPoint Properties
Location: Oakland, California
Project Size: 460,833 sq. ft.
Architect: HPA, Inc. with Fisher Design|Build
Facility Type: Multi-Modal Distribution

Fisher Coordinates All Phases of Work

Design, Demo, Ground Improvements & Building Construction

The never-ending drive to gain a competitive advantage drives property owners to position warehouses in locations that reduce transfer points. As a result, CenterPoint Properties invested in building a Class A industrial warehouse in the Port of Oakland. The building would offering storage for the equivalent of 6,500 shipping containers.

Having witnessed Fisher Construction Group’s highly successful cold storage project for lineage nearby, Centerpoint contracted Fisher’s same Design | Build Team. We immediately got started on preparation of the site and constructed the 460,000 sf concrete tilt-up facility in the Port of Oakland’s growing logistics hub.

The multi-modal facility is perfectly located where deep water meets rail. Making preparing a site located on Oakland bay tide flats challenging. Additionally, Fisher’s team dealt with potential contamination and unknown sunken hazards left from WWII era Army use. Fisher used deep dynamic compaction and wick drains in conjunction with a 16’ preload to settle the property’s active soils to prepare the construction site.

Fisher led the effort to build the highly efficient, environmentally friendly first-mile facility to meet USGBC LEED Silver Core and Shell Certification. The building’s design and mechanical systems cut the operating energy consumption nearly in half. Additionally, 40% of the building materials were either recycled or locally sourced. Further, 84% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills.

Key to the project’s success, Fisher managed compliance with the Port of Oakland’s rigorous labor (MAPLA) requirements. In short, it involved tracking and managing subcontractors to meet the Port’s local social justice and economic hiring goals.

As Phase I of CenterPoint Landing, Fisher built the transload hub with the flexibility to meet the needs of future tenants.