FedEx Distribution Center, Durham

The Fortune 500 global packaging company, FedEx Ground Packaging System, partnered with McMillan Pazdan Smith to provide a new distribution facility to their specifications in the design-build format. This project also featured redesign of their metal building prototype to tilt-wall construction on a preselected site.

The new facility is 236,976 SF with 30’ – 8” high bays, 61 loading docks, seven drive-in doors with 180 interior van loading positions, 161 exterior 28’ trailer stalls, 40 long trailer stalls, and approximately 7,500 SF of office space. The project also features a 2,850 SF security building, remote fueling island, and a locker shelter. The exterior features tilt-wall construction with a reveal pattern paint scheme to break up the overall mass into smaller elements, and a color scheme that highlights the building and incorporates FedEx brand colors.

While FedEx provided a prototype drawing set with specific design criteria for placement of their state-of-the art sorting equipment and vehicle traffic, MPS was still responsible for providing a building that met their specific needs and conformed to local building code requirements. The center reached substantial completion in March 2017.