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Construction begins in March on Medline’s new distribution center in Chesterfield

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Construction on Chesterfield County’s newest distribution center, a 404,000-square-foot project, gets underway in March.

Chicago-based Medline, a medical supply company, will replace its current facility at Enterchange at Walthall in southern Chesterfield with the new project at Meadowville Technology Park. It will be located on a 63-acre site across from Amazon’s 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center.

“We hope to have the permitting in place in the next week or so. We will start construction in March and should be finished by July,” said Bob Murray, vice president and general manager of Alston, the general contractor on the project. According to Murray, the construction costs for the new building are $20 million.

Alston, based in Atlanta, will work with a local subcontractor, Rockville, Va..-based Liesfeld, which will handle the civil construction.

The project will incorporate the latest in sustainable building techniques as well as room for future expansion. Murray said the facility will have an 8,000-square-foot main office space with an 8,000-square-foot mezzanine for future office needs. There will be a 1,500-square-foot shipping and receiving office along with 52 dock doors, two drive-in doors and a 750 kilowatt backup generator.

Warehouse space will be equipped with T-5 lighting with motion sensors and daylight harvesters. A building management system will monitor electrical and mechanical systems.  In addition, the building will have 400 skylights and LED lighting for energy savings. “We will be seeking LEED certification for the facility,” Murray said.

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