Procter & Gamble Distribution Center – Southampton Township, Franklin County, PA

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) provided land development and site design services for a 1.7 million square-foot distribution center near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The site was developed by Liberty Property Trust for consumer product company Procter & Gamble, the manufacturer of such major household brands as Tide laundry detergent, Charmin toilet paper and Crest toothpaste.

Procter & Gamble was interested in the site primarily because of its transportation network (including easy access to regional highways and a rail line) as well as its location along the I-81 corridor, which gives it quick access to most of the major East Coast metropolitan areas.

The $93 million facility is located on a 183-acre site. Our services on this project included:

  • Site layout
  • Lot consolidation and land development plan preparation
  • Roadway design
  • Traffic signal design
  • Water and sanitary sewer line design
  • Stormwater management planning and design
  • Stream relocation and wetland mitigation/permitting
  • Surveying
  • Construction observation

The site includes a loading dock and a parking lot that accommodates 456 employee spaces and 744 trailer storage spaces.

The high-profile project was the recipient of a Governor’s Action Team grant and is expected to create close to 1,000 new jobs in the region.

The building will be LEED-certified for environmentally friendly practices, including special care to protect wetlands on site.

Client / Owner

Liberty Property Trust
74 West Broad Street
Suite 530
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Project Highlights

  • 1.7 million square-foot distribution center with loading dock and trailer storage
  • Project completed on tight deadline in order to retain potential tenant.

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