Blue Rock partners with Rockefeller, Glendale for 345,000-square-foot warehouse in in Eastampton, N.J.

  • Client:                      Rockefeller Group
  • Tenant/Owner:   Glendale Warehouse and Distribution Corp.
  • Location:                Eastampton, NJ
  • Size:                          345,000 SF
  • Architect:               KSS Architects
  • Responsibility:    Construction Management

Blue Rock Construction was proud to partner with New York City-based developer Rockefeller Group on a second project, a 345,000-square-foot speculative warehouse in Eastampton, N.J.

The project featured a 4,000-square-foot speculative office, plus new turning lanes to Route 206 to access the building. The site also includes a new wet pond, retaining wall, site fencing, and sound wall.

“The Rockefeller Group NJ/PA office and I would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Blue Rock organization for a job well done at our Eastampton development,” said Joshua R. Kuskin, Director, Design & Construction, NJ/PA Development. From beginning to end, your firm performed at a high level, demonstrating your ability to overcome immense challenges with the supply chain and labor markets, all while maintaining a great degree of courtesy and professionalism.”

Originally, the warehouse had a completion date of Jan. 23, 2023, but in mid-December, Rockefeller requested that a TCO be achieved before the end of the year. Despite not getting permanent power until Dec. 19, the Blue Rock team got the TCO on Dec. 30.

“I’d like to specifically point out the efforts made in pursuit of the project’s TCO,” said Kuskin. “Tasked with a tight deadline and pushing up against the year-end Holidays, Blue Rock hit another gear and was able to persevere, allowing our tenant to occupy the building and Rockefeller to close on the development.”

Rockefeller announced two months later that it sold the 27.64-acre property to Glendale Warehouse and Distribution Corp. for $83 million. Blue Rock recently completed the fit-out project for Glendale, which is a major distributor for the spice industry and also stores and transports other food products.

The new warehouse features:

  • 96 trailer spaces
  • 185-foot truck court with a 60-foot apron
  • 54 dock doors
  • Two drive-in doors
  • 36-foot clear heights
  • 3,000 amps of power and LED lighting

Eastampton marked Blue Rock’s second project for Rockefeller Group. The first was a 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Allen Township, Pa., that also included a fit-out for GEODIS.

“It has been a pleasure working together and I look forward to future successes,” said Kuskin.

About Rockefeller Group
We are passionate about real estate, and committed to outstanding outcomes for our customers, partners, and communities. Founded in 1928 in Manhattan, Rockefeller Group traces its roots to Rockefeller Center, a singular and visionary project that continues to inspire our nearly century-long commitment to the development of extraordinary properties and the creation of exceptional experiences. Our team is driven by the idea that quality in the built environment can positively shape lives at home, at work, and in our communities. READ MORE

About Glendale Warehouse and Distribution
Since 1977, the Glendale Warehouse and Distribution Corp., has proudly serviced the spice and food communities with quality storage, distribution, and transportation services. Our mission is to offer the entire spice community and the general public at large impeccable service in regard to the storage and handling of spices and other food-related items in a safe and pristine environment. READ MORE

Thank You
Blue Rock enjoyed a successful project for ROCKEFELLER GROUP and GLENDALE WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION by partnering with some of the best companies in the business. Blue Rock extends our appreciation to the following organizations for a job well done!

A Brooks Roofing, Inc. • AMC Fire Protection • American Overhead Doors & Dock • BAMCO Inc. • Door Supply of NJ • Eastampton Township • ERI Engineering • Four Quarters Mechanical • Harrison Hamnett • ICI Flooring • Kelly Electrical Contractors • KSS Architects • McCombs Steel Co.  • MD Stan • Menlo Engineering • Perfect Touch Landscaping • Reckus Construction • Revolution Recovery • South Jersey Glass & Door • T&T Construction • The Rock Brook • Township Fence • United Site Services • Van Eerden Coatings Co. • Williams Scotsman


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