Riverbend Multistorey Distribution CenterBurnaby, British Columbia
Architectural design services for a site area of 23.45 acres with a total 707,056 SF. It is a pioneering building type with industrial building space stacked on two floors. To date, Riverbend Business Park is the largest LEED-certified warehouse project in British Columbia.
The ground floor comprises of 437,239 SF with 32’ clear heights. The second story, which is accessible to full size transport trailers via a heated ramp, consists of 269,817 SF, 28’ clear heights and a 130’ truck court with dock loading doors. A long service ramp provides transport truck access to the second level. Contained below the ramp are assorted mechanical rooms, leasing office, and storage space.
The building is provided with a number of main entrances to allow for flexible demising. It addresses the unique challenge of maximizing industrial floor space on a prime site and meets the considerable logistical and code-related challenges offered by this new building type.
The facility will provide immediate proximity access to transportation corridors, public transit, labour, and the Greater Vancouver Area’s core populations. This development delivers substantial transportation savings and provides the rare opportunity for an efficient tier-one facility in a mature industrial hub.