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Frampton Construction underway on distribution center in Berkeley County

Charleston, S.C. — Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has gone vertical on the construction of a 190,000-square-foot industrial building in Summerville, S.C. The Class-A speculative facility, developed by Randolph Development, is the first of two heavy industrial buildings that will comprise the Portside Distribution Center.

The new building, sub-dividable to 43,416-square-feet, could accommodate a variety of users, including logistics companies, aerospace and automotive suppliers, defense contractors, light manufacturers and last-mile distributors.

Chad Frampton, president and CEO of Frampton Construction, said, “There is a definite demand for industrial real estate in Charleston’s growing distribution corridor, and we’re excited to help meet that need by delivering the Portside project.”

The facility, designed by architectural firm McMillan Pazdan Smith, has a clear height of 32 feet and will be constructed with structural steel and load-bearing concrete tilt walls. Thomas & Hutton provided site, civil, and landscape design for the 31-acre development.

Planning for the project started in late 2017 in anticipation of the opening of the Nexton Parkway interchange at Exit 197 on I-26 west of Charleston. Construction on the first building is expected to be complete by September, 2020. 

Randolph Development, LLC (RDL) develops apartments and distribution buildings in the Carolinas. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Charleston, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C.

Frampton Construction is a regional full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Carolinas and beyond. For more information, please visit http://frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400 (Charleston) or 704-900-0511 (Charlotte).



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