PREMIER Design and Build Group and Bridge Development Partners Tackle Three Tenant Improvement Projects at Massive New Jersey Complex
April 1, 2021 (Phillipsburg, NJ) - PREMIER Design + Build Group has embarked on three separate tenant improvement projects at Bridge Point 78, an expansive new industrial and manufacturing campus in New Jersey’s Warren County. Working with client Bridge Development Partners (“BRIDGE”), PREMIER is delivering new spaces for well-known brands Uniqlo, Mark Anthony Brands, and ScottsMiracle-Gro.
PREMIER and BRIDGE recently announced the completion of Phase I of the new complex, which spans 380 acres and brings more than 2.2 million square feet of Class A space to the region. Together, the three tenants have leased approximately 72 percent of the square footage developed during Phase I.
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo will occupy the largest of the four buildings at Bridge Point 78. Spanning 975,761 square feet, Uniqlo’s Building 7 will house both manufacturing and distribution operations. PREMIER’s project scope for the TI includes creating four warehouse spaces, offices, conference rooms, break rooms, gym, and restrooms. Building 7 has a 40’ clear height, as well as four drive-in doors and 199 exterior truck docks. It is outfitted with warehouse LED lighting, 2400-amp electrical service, and an Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinkler system. Adjacent to Uniqlo’s space is parking for 186 trailers and 434 automobiles.
For Mark Anthony Brands, a global alcohol beverage company, PREMIER is creating a facility that will be used for storage and distribution of White Claw Hard Seltzer, which is the leader in the hard seltzer market. Mark Anthony Brands will occupy Building 6, a 419,459-square-foot facility with a 36’ clear height, two drive-in doors, and 63 exterior truck docks. As part of this assignment, PREMIER is adding office and conference space, break rooms, truckers office, and restrooms. Building 6 includes exterior parking for 68 trailers and 224 automobiles.
Planning and design are underway for the third TI. ScottsMiracle-Gro, one of the largest marketers of branded consumer lawn and garden products, is the new tenant. Scotts has leased all 175,055 square feet of Building 5 at Bridge Point 78. Scotts’ new space will include a main office, a remote office, and 1200 amp electrical service to accommodate equipment including battery chargers, shrink wrappers, and a pallet inverter.
The Bridge Point 78 campus was developed on a parcel of land that straddles Phillipsburg and Lopatcong Township. The location offers easy access to Interstate 78 and Route 22, as well as direct access to the Port of Newark.
In addition to leading work on the three TIs, PREMIER managed design + build services for the four buildings that were constructed during Phase I. According to David Gasson, PREMIER’s vice president, Northeast operations,
“The vision for Bridge Point 78 was to design and build exceptional industrial and manufacturing facilities in a highly desirable location, so it’s not surprising that there is strong demand among major brands for this new asset.”
Jeff Milanaik, partner, Northeast Region for BRIDGE said,
“We're proud to partner with PREMIER to deliver Uniqlo, Mark Anthony Brands, and ScottsMiracle-Gro with first-class space that can accommodate their changing operational and staffing strategies. BRIDGE prides itself on maintaining the highest standards to ensure the continued success of our many top-tier tenants, and these three companies are no exception.”
PREMIER’s project team for Phase I and the three TIs includes senior vice president Karl Hoermann, senior project manager Mohammad Attia, and project manager Alexander Frenz. The project superintendents are Darren Miller, Newman Merton, Erik Hoermann, and Wayne Nyenhuis.
About PREMIER Design + Build Group
PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC provides a full range of design + construction services for industrial, commercial, medical, multifamily and adaptive reuse projects. From office buildouts to large-scale industrial facilities, every PREMIER project benefits from the company’s strong client focus and concept-to-completion success strategy.