Florida Construction News staff writer
Miller Construction Company has launched site work on phase one of the Tampa Commerce Center for Hines, a global real estate firm. The project includes two speculative warehouse buildings totaling about 400,000 square feet.
The project team also includes Randall-Paulson Architects, Hibbard Engineering (MEP), Clear Engineering (MEP), Pinnacle Structural Engineers (Structural) and Genesis Halff (Civil).
The two single-story, tilt-up structures located at the intersection of I-4 and I-75, are scheduled for completion in Q4 of 2022.
“We are excited to be working with Hines on the first phase of their Tampa Commerce Center,” said Brian Sudduth, president of Miller Construction. “Tampa Bay has seen a great deal of new development creating new jobs and economic opportunity.”
Hines bought the site as an entitled property, approved with design specifications from the city and Miller Construction was brought in at the onset to review and evaluate the design.
Building 100 will have 32-foot clear height ceilings and 52-foot column spacing with 146,188 square feet of storage and office space. Building 400 will have 36-foot clear height ceilings with 52-foot columns and comes in at 252,250 square feet. Phase two of the development will add two more logistics centers on the 46-acre site.
“The need for new, high-quality industrial space within this Tampa submarket continues to increase, especially due to the continued growth in e-commerce,” said Ryan Wood, managing director for Hines. “With a high-quality asset in a superior location we will be able to help tenants meet the distribution demand within this strong market.”