Crestpoint Real Estate Investments, Broccolini, and Blackwood Partners broke ground on the 1.1 million square foot Amazon fulfillment centre in Ajax.
According to the developers, the fulfillment centre will create 1,000 new jobs and 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.
Located on the northern parcel of Crestpoint’s GTA East Industrial Park, Broccolini is leading the construction of the new 58-acre build-to-suit distribution centre at Salem Road and Rossland Road East.
“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 on our southern parcel.”
“Broccolini is proud to lead this co-development with Blackwood Partners for landlord Crestpoint. This is the fourth built-to-suit fulfilment center over 1.0 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,” said James Beach, Director of Real Estate, Broccolini.
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.