Stapleton Business Center
- Location: Prologis Industrial Center
- Project Type: Tilt-up
- Project Timeline: 24 months
- Project Size: 1,035,620 sqft
- Concrete: 9,350cy
- Architect: Ware Malcomb
- Structural Engineer: Peak Engineering
- Concrete: KB Concrete Systems
Stapleton Business Center North is a three-building project with development of approximately 1 million sqft in Prologis Park Stapleton. The project has easy access to 56th Avenue, Havana to Interstate 70, I-225, I-25, E-470, and is 13 miles from Denver International Airport and just nine miles from downtown Denver. The Stapleton Business Center North was the first large-scale redevelopment at the former Stapleton International Airport.
Ware Malcomb was honored with a 25th Annual Tilt-up Achievement Award for its work on the Prologis Stapleton Business Center North Building 1. The tilt-up warehouse is a 402,398-square-foot speculative facility and incorporated several architectural features including lay-up panels, floating panels and spandrels that reach over 50 feet. The corners of the building incorporated three-story recessed storefront glass, covered canopies, floating panels and bearing spandrels. The complexity of the architectural details required careful planning. As an outstanding example of tilt-up concrete construction, this project was featured in TILT-UP Today Magazine. Stapleton Business Center North, Buildings 1, 2, and 3 are all officially LEED® BD&C: Core and Shell v3 verified. Buildings 1 and 2 are LEED® Certified and Building 3 is LEED® Silver!
This spec warehouse incorporates several architectural tilt-up features including lay-up panels, floating panels and spandrels that span more than 63′-0. Two corners of the building incorporate three story recessed storefront glass, covered canopies, and floating panels.
The central entry on the east elevation consists of a 52′-0 spandrel section supported off of inverted “L” shaped panels. The entry has roof framing in on both sides of the spandrel at different elevations. Additional steel framing was added to support the high roof load which added to the complexity of erection sequencing. The building is long, narrow, and had limited site access. The panels were stack cast on the floor slab to maximize casting area and minimize crane travel.
Bestway worked with KB Concrete Systems to assure we had mixes, which would meet the requirements of the engineering of these buildings. KB needed to stack cast many of the panels, which meant we needed strength fairly quickly to be able to pour on top of the previous panels to keep the project on schedule. The team also worked together to accommodate the limited site access and keep the pour schedule for the panels.
Ware Malcomb was honored with a 25th Annual Tilt-up Achievement Award for its work on the Prologis Stapleton Business Center North Building 1. Currently Stapleton Business Center North Building 3 is up for another Tilt-up Achievement Award in 2017.