Meridian Design Kicks Off St. Louis-Area Industrial Project

The company is developing the speculative building on a 135-acre parcel within Gateway Commerce Center on behalf of Exeter Property Group.
Gateway Commerce Center. Image courtesy of Meridian Design Build

Meridian Design Build has begun construction on a 674,000-square-foot speculative industrial building for Exeter Property Group. The new facility will be located on a 135-acre parcel within Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, Ill., in the St. Louis suburban area. JRA Architecture will be providing design services, while Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers will complete the civil engineering work.

The multi-tenant building will feature 36-foot clear heights and will accommodate up to 132 loading docks, four drive-in doors, 398 auto parking stalls and 171 exterior trailer stalls. Meridian will also do park infrastructure improvements as a part of the project.

Located in the thriving Metro East submarket at the intersection of interstates 270 and 255, Gateway Commerce Center has seen significant development activity last year, one of the most recent projects being PCCP and TriStar’s $115 million warehouse occupied by World Wide Technology. Other major tenants at the 2,300-acre industrial park are P&G, Unilever, Amazon, Geodis Logistics and Hershey.