Layton-Built Amazon Fulfillment Center is Set to Open in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (August 21, 2018) – Layton Construction recently completed the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Salt Lake City, a state-of-the-art facility that will bring more than a thousand jobs to Utah.
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The 855,000 square-foot facility was constructed in 12 months and sits on 71 acres in Salt Lake City’s inland port area, located west of Salt Lake City International Airport. The project was developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.
The new fulfillment center will bring approximately 1,500 jobs to the Salt Lake City area and will move millions of packages each year.
The fulfillment center includes 2.3 million square feet of finished floor space. It features four mezzanines where thousands of robots carry racks containing products to pick stations where employees then move the items along a system of conveyors where they are packaged and prepared for shipping.
A project of this this magnitude requires many hands to get the work done. The 12-month project took 611,000 total hours and reached a peak of 398 workers onsite at one time.
“It’s fair to say Salt Lake City definitely provided ‘PRIME‘ service to Amazon to ensure you could be shipping by the holidays,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski during a VIP Hard Hat Tour on August 13.
Some of the unique features of the Amazon Fulfillment Center include:
- 855,000 square feet
- 2.3 million square feet of finished floor space
- 196 concrete tilt panels lifted in place with the heaviest weighing 250,000 pounds
- 324,000 tons of fill dirt imported to the site over 17 days
- 9,600 steel beams
- 29,000 total pieces of steel assembled
- 9,300 light fixtures
- 2 million feet of wire
- 65 dock doors
- 1.7 million square feet of pavement
New Fulfillment and Distribution Centers
Layton currently has multiple warehouse and distribution center projects under construction. Below is a partial list of projects completed in the past 4 years.
UPS Regional Hub
The UPS Regional Hub in Salt Lake City was completed in 2018. The facility is 840,000 square feet, boasts more than 300 inbound and outbound dock doors, and is capable of processing 69,000 packages every hour.
Four of five outbound wings allow for the ubiquitous brown package cars to drive into the facility at a recessed level, parking in two densely packed rows across from exterior dock doors, facilitating local and regional distribution.
The 160-acre site includes a truck maintenance facility, a truck wash building, a retail commerce building, and entrance/security port for trucks, as well as parking and an employee entrance building.
Marshalls Distribution Center
One of the largest warehouse facilities ever constructed in the Phoenix market, the Marshalls Distribution Center includes over 300 tilt-up concrete panels to create clear-height storage bays ranging from 32 feet to 52 feet.
The project included 400,000 SF of mezzanine space and was completed in just 10 months.
Macy's Fulfillment Center
Macy’s Fulfillment Center near Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a state-of-the-art direct-to-customer fulfillment center that helps the retailer meet the rapid growth of e-commerce and direct-to-customer shipping.
The 2,100,000 SF facility includes a 1,300,000 SF pad and an 800,000 SF mezzanine space. Building dimensions are 1,548’ x 825’ and is a concrete tilt-up structure with 36’ clear height throughout.
HomeGoods Distribution Center
The HomeGoods Distribution Center in Tucson, Arizona, is a 900,000 SF concrete tilt-up distribution facility with a unique building configuration: three buildings in one. The western portion of the building consists of three shipping wings with a total of 216 truck dock positions for outbound furniture.
The center section of the building, referred to as the low-bay, is a portion of the building that maintains a clear height of 32’. The low-bay section of the building has a total of 77 truck dock positions for inbound furniture.
The eastern portion of the building, referred to as the high-bay, maintains 47’ clear height. The high-bay contains the narrow-aisle racking with a super flat floor for inventory.
The building also houses an office area of approximately 32,000 SF.
Clear heights range from 32 to 47 feet.
PV 303 Building A is a 618,350 SF cross-dock warehouse with 36-foot clear height on 39 acres in Goodyear, Arizona. The building was constructed as spec industrial project and fully leased to UPS in May of 2017. It serves as a new package processing hub for their e-commerce division. Layton is finishing construction on PV 303 Building B in the same development.