Client: Plymouth Inc.
Location: Kent, Washington
Project Size: 35,000 sq. ft. cooler; 14,000 sq. ft. office and multiple upgrades throughout the 110,000 sq. ft. facility
From the basics of fish, beef, and poultry to specialty alligator, frog, and quail, Plymouth distributes the products of hundreds of producers to grocery stores and restaurants along the West Coast. As America’s tastes have grown and diversified, so has Plymouth’s business.
CREATING A TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
repurposes an existing warehouse to meet growing company needs
Bursting at the seams in their South Seattle location, Plymouth explored multiple options before finding a solution that met their needs quicker in an existing warehouse space, which already had some of the components they needed.
Having already worked with Plymouth to evaluate potential properties’ feasibility, Fisher Construction Group’s team quickly went to work. Fisher’s design|build team worked with Plymouth to understand their vision for the existing warehouse, meeting their needs as a distribution center and a place to connect with customers.
Fisher applied their considerable experience in renovating existing buildings and their understanding of creating food-safe processing environments, making the renovated facility easier to clean and comply with food safety audit programs.
The project included building a 35,000 sq. ft. cooler within the building and upgrading multiple areas throughout the 110,000 sq. ft. building to enable Plymouth to focus on future growth plans. Along with 14,600 sq. ft. of renovated office space showcasing Plymouth’s brand, the upstairs area includes a large test kitchen and multiple meeting areas for connecting suppliers with customers.
The seven-month renovation project allowed Plymouth to begin distribution out of the warehouse quickly, moving from their old facility 10 miles down the road