Home Depot Atlanta Lands Award
The massive build-to-suit cross-dock distribution building is a direct fulfillment center for the home improvement retail giant’s online business. Home Depot took possession of the space, located in the 230-acre Prologis Park I-75, in September 2013, and the center is slated to become operational during first quarter 2014.
The new Home Depot facility is fully air-conditioned, expandable to more than 1.3 million square feet (121,000 square meters), features 34.5-foot clear ceiling heights, and includes more than 23,000 square feet (2,100 square meters) of office space.
Regarding sustainable features, the fulfillment center’s design includes high-efficiency lighting fixtures that utilize motion sensors to reduce energy usage; low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption; white roofing to reduce the “heat island” effect; and skylights and clerestory lighting to provide natural light to the warehouse interior.
“The project also includes a significant landscape berm to sensitively buffer the neighboring properties,” said Kent Mason, Prologis’ market officer for Atlanta. “Other features include the use of native landscape materials, efficient irrigation systems, and an advanced stormwater management system.”
This fulfillment center is one of several facilities Prologis is developing for Home Depot in various U.S. locations, totaling more than 6.5 million square feet (604,000 square meters) nationwide. This is the tenth major e-commerce facility Prologis has completed for global customers in the last two years.