By Laura Calugar
Premier Design + Build Group completed the construction of Commerce Farms V, the fifth and final building in the 145-acre Commerce Farms Business Center in suburban Nashville, Tenn. HSA Commercial Real Estate is the developer of the 652,000-square-foot building. Premier oversaw design and construction, Harris Architects provided architectural services and Swift Structural Design delivered structural engineering support. Civil-Site Design Group provided the civil engineering expertise needed to complete the warehouse.
Located on 41 acres at the junction of State Route 840 and Highway 109 in Lebanon, Tenn., the distribution center is just 25 miles east of downtown Nashville. Commerce Farms V has flexible configurations, including:
- 32-foot clear heights
- 144 truck docks
- four drive-in doors
- parking for 84 trailers and 257 cars
“Nashville, the surrounding area and the people here have everything going for them. Strong urban growth is fueling the next wave of development, expanding into neighboring suburbs and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it,” said PREMIER Design + Build Group Vice President Joe Ahrens, in a prepared statement.
A fast growing economy
The Music City and the entire Middle Tennessee region is in a boom period due to the robust presence of healthcare, automotive, insurance, finance and publishing companies. Nashville is among the fastest growing economies in the U.S. Demand for industrial facilities has been high and new construction in the area tries to keep pace with the region’s growth.
The site of Commerce Farms facility was almost completely bedrock with only a few inches of soil. Blasting was required to a depth of more than 50 inches in certain areas in order to produce a flat site for the building. Surge material from the blasts was processed and crushed on site to repurpose for fill.
Image courtesy of PREMIER Design + Build Group