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Project Freeport West Landmark Building #1

Project Size

348,300 sq ft

Project Dates

9 months

Project Location

1455 S. 5500 W. Salt Lake City, UT
  • Self-Performed Concrete

Project Description

Successful businesses know that a satisfied customer is a repeat customer. One of the best examples of this for Big-D is Freeport West. Freeport West has been developing, leasing. and managing commercial industrial properties and warehouse distribution centers in Utah since 1963. Big-D had performed construction work for the company in the past, but our work on Freeport West’s Landmark development has spanned eight years and almost as many building projects. The Landmark development, which is located minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International Airport and close to several major trucking routes, is an important set of properties for Freeport West.

Big-D’s first project for Freeport West was a relatively simple warehouse. The 348,000-square-foot facility features 64 dock-height doors, four ground-level doors, onsite trailer storage, early start fast response (ESFR) fire sprinklers, and a 30-foot clear height. As a result of our superior performance on Building 1 (as well as other work for Freeport West), Big-D was selected to construct Building 4.

This project incorporated multiple sustainable-design features, including high-efficiency lighting and water-efficient landscaping, which provided additional value and energy savings to the end users—Freeport West’s future tenants. For greater sustainability during construction, we used asphalt from rotomilling for reuse, implemented a construction waste-minimization approach, and minimized energy use from travel by using locally purchased materials and employing local laborers.