Officials break ground at 1.1 million sq. ft. Amazon facility in Ajax

Photo: The honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario Minister of Finance and MPP for Ajax joins partners in celebrating new Amazon fulfillment centre to be completed in 2021.

Crestpoint Real Estate Investments, Broccolini, and Blackwood Partners joined government officials recently at a ceremony to launch construction of the new 1.1 million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment centre in Ajax.

The new facility will be used to pack and ship large customer purchases such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and other household goods.

Broccolini is leading construction of the 58-acre build-to-suit distribution centre at Salem Road and Rossland Road East. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Broccolini and Blackwood Partners for the development of the GTA East Industrial Park and thankful for the Town of Ajax’s PriorityPATH which has allowed us to expedite the approval process for this exciting new project,” said Kevin Leon, president and founder of Crestpoint.

“We look forward to welcoming Amazon in a 1.1 million square foot state-of-the-art industrial building on the northern parcel and are eager to work with other market leading firms to build over 900,000 square feet of best-in-class facilities.”

Once completed, the single-tenant, Class-A industrial building will feature a 40-foot clear height, 110 dock-level doors, and 195 trailer parking stalls. Construction is ongoing, with a projected completion date in 2021.

“Broccolini is proud to lead this co-development, said James Beach, director of real estate at Broccolini.

“This is the fourth built-to-suit fulfilment centre over a million square feet that Broccolini is building and developing for Amazon Canada, and we are honoured once again that our expertise is serving to build the future of Canadian business.”


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