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

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

design, demo, ground improvements and building construction

Having witnessed Fisher Construction Group’s highly successful cold storage project for Lineage nearby, CenterPoint contracted Fisher’s same design | build team to prepare the site and construct 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. Along with preparing site located on Oakland bay tide flats, Fisher’s team also 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.

As the design|build contractor, 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. 40% of the building materials were either recycled or locally sourced, and 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, 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.