When delivering a product from a central warehouse to a customer, the “last mile” of delivery is the final leg of that product’s journey.
Operations have recently started in “Building 2” at Matrix Global Logistics Park. Building 2 was designed by MHA as a spec 450,000 square foot core and shell cross-dock facility. Subsequently leased by Amazon, amendments were made to accommodate fit-out as one of their Delivery Stations, the last-mile fulfillment portion of their system. Here, packages are sorted and loaded onto those familiar grey vans as they are dispatched to their final destinations.
MHA served as architect of record for this building and designed multiple projects on the 400-acre industrial campus. The site is master planned to accommodate four buildings totaling up to 3.5 million square feet and is the largest new industrial site developed in New York City.
Across the street, MHA-designed Building 1 is a 975,000 square foot facility consisting of a single story, 40-foot clear height structure. MHA subsequently designed the fit-out for IKEA’s same day direct-to-consumer e-commerce operation including administration, racking and coordination of automated order assembly systems.
MHA also designed the East and North Parking Structures to provide capacity for up to 835 cars each, to accommodate employees of Building 3’s anchor tenant – also Amazon.
As consumers order more products online while at the same time expecting fast, convenient, and flexible delivery, well-planned campuses like Matrix Global Logistics Park are becoming increasingly important. MHA is pleased to have completed another successful logistics project with the team at Matrix.