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Freezpak Cold Storage Warehouse Completes in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Wins NAIOP New Jersey’s “Deal of the Year” Award for Industrial Projects

NEWARK, N.J. (May 3, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on FreezPak Elizabeth, FreezPak’s newest 3PL cold storage public refrigerated warehouse, located at 1029 Newark Avenue in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Ware Malcomb provided architectural and interior design services for the project, which recently won NAIOP New Jersey’s prestigious “Deal of the Year” award for industrial projects.

The 140,000 square foot building includes an ammonia-CO2 cascade central plant refrigeration system and 18 docks that allow for 30,000 pallet positions. The facility includes a 66-foot-high clear freezer and is equipped with an Automated Search and Retrieval System (ASRS) and a Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) racking system, as well as an 80-foot-high clear span cold dock. In lieu of traditional battery charging, the material handling equipment is supplied with a hydrogen fueling system. To prevent idling while running refrigerated trucks, all dock positions and trailer parking stalls have plug-ins, and trailer parking is available both on site and across the street. The project was designed as solar ready, with solar installation planned for post-construction.

“With this new facility, the warehouse industry expands outside of the port area, and we had the opportunity to revitalize a strategically located industrial site,” said Edward Mayer II, Principal, Architecture, for Ware Malcomb. “We were proud to partner with FreezPak, Elberon Development, Industrial Building Group and the whole team to bring this project to fruition.”

“A priority of the design was to maximize building clear height to 66 feet. Since the overall building height was limited to 75 feet, close coordination with the structural and civil engineers was necessary to achieve the design goals,” says Kate Lyle, Director, Industrial Cold & Food.

The site is located between two jurisdictions – Newark and Elizabeth and required close coordination between both municipalities. This facility is expected to create new jobs and opportunities for local residents, help meet distribution demand, and attract other industries and development. Industrial Building Group was the general contractor and Elberon Development was the developer for the project. FreezPak Logistics, based in Cartert, NJ, offers customers leading 3PL services and end-to-end solutions. FreezPak Elizabeth is FreezPak’s fifth New Jersey location.

Ware Malcomb is currently providing architectural design services on multiple FreezPak projects including locations in Miami and Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Ware Malcomb is an industry leader in cold building projects, a unique and highly specialized sector that includes cold storage, food processing and production facilities, cold laboratories, and cold medical and pharmaceutical facilities. The firm has developed an innovative speculative cold building design prototype creating a new asset class of commercial real estate. Ware Malcomb combines this knowledge with the latest developments in technology, trucking, rail, automation and third-party logistics to innovative buildings and sites that are highly functional.


About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit https://waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

Ware Malcomb Newark

110 Edison Place, Suite 303

Newark, NJ 07102

P: 732.986.9000

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