Frampton Construction finishes first of two buildings at Portside Distribution Center

March 10, 2021

Frampton Construction completes first Portside Distribution Center building

Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has brought construction of a 189,500-square-foot industrial building in Summerville, S.C., to a close. The Class-A speculative facility, developed by Randolph Development, is the first of two heavy industrial buildings that will comprise the Portside Distribution Center. Plans are currently underway to break ground on the second building later this spring.

The new building, strategically located beside I-26 in the Charleston Distribution Corridor, is suitable for a variety of end-users including logistics companies, aerospace and automotive suppliers, defense contractors, light manufacturers and last-mile distributors.

With a clear height of 32 feet, the facility boasts structural steel and load-bearing concrete tilt walls. The building is divisible to 28,944-square-feet and features 33 dock doors and two drive-in doors. Colliers International is handling the leasing of the property.

“Knowing the high demand for industrial real estate in the Charleston Tri-county distribution corridor, this project gives the entire team a great deal of pride as it comes to completion, and all the more with a second building on the horizon,” Chad Frampton, president and CEO of Frampton Construction noted.

Thomas & Hutton provided site, civil, and landscape design for the 31-acre development, while McMillan Pazdan Smith provided architectural design. Construction was completed in December of 2020.

Randolph Development, LLC (RDL) develops apartments and distribution buildings in the Carolinas. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Charleston, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C.


Frampton Construction

Construction is a regional full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Carolinas and beyond. For more information, please visit or call 843-572-2400 (Charleston) or 704-900-0511 (Charlotte).