SC: Thompson Turner to Break Ground on Spec Building in Chester Co. | Trade and Industry Development

SC: Thompson Turner to Break Ground on Spec Building in Chester Co.

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Mar 07, 2022
Thompson Turner Construction, in partnership with local landowner Odell Steele, announces plans to break ground on a new 105,000 square foot speculative building in Chester County, SC. This building, designed by Carlisle Associates, will be expandable to 175,000 square feet and feature precast masonry walls with 32-foot ceilings. It will also be the first speculative building of this type to be built in Chester County.
 
This speculative building will serve as the anchor tenant in the new 724-acre Magnolia Industrial Park, which is being developed into a Class A industrial park in Richburg, SC. The building will be located along the growing four-lane Highway 9 industrial corridor, less than five miles from two Interstate 77 interchanges, and approximately five miles from E&J Gallo’s recently announced east coast operation under construction.
 
“This new top-of-its-class speculative building in coordination with the development of a Class A park will be a differentiator in the region for attracting top tier manufacturers,” said Greg Thompson, CEO of Thompson Turner Construction. “Chester County is number one in the Charlotte Region for manufacturing and manufacturing job growth, making it the perfect market for this project.”
 
“Our vision for the Magnolia Park is a first-class industrial park with a beautiful entrance, plenty of green space, walking trails and other amenities where companies and their employees can be proud to call home,” said Odell Steele. “There will not be another park like it in the Charlotte Region.” Groundbreaking for this project is scheduled for late spring/early summer with completion of the speculative building set for Q1 2023.
 
“Good speculative buildings are flexible enough to fit the widely disparate current and future needs of manufacturers,” said Carlisle Associates President Gene Resch, PE LEED-AP. “This one checks all the right boxes and will provide an end user with an accelerated speed to market. Our 105,000 SF building design is expandable to 175,000 SF and features a 32-foot clear height. The building is energy efficient, allows for an abundance of natural light and as a nod to the local community, was designed to complement the surrounding architecture in Chester County.”
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