LEED Gold Distribution Center
KSS and Liberty Property Trust (LPT) are proven collaborators, having worked together to develop corporate design standards known as “Fundamental Liberty.” Liberty at Middlesex, an 800,000-square-foot distribution center, is the first project on which KSS and LPT have collaborated outside of the design standards. Built at the intersection of I-81 and Harrisburg Pike, Liberty at Middlesex is strategically located in one of the fastest-growing distribution hubs in the Eastern United States.
Given the site’s location in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the team developed a design language to fit both the client’s desires and the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania. The design language comes through in the earth-toned color scheme, lush landscape, and stone-like formliner concrete panels that break up the tilt-up concrete façade. To assign maximum square footage to warehouse space, and to capitalize on natural light, the northeast and southwest corners extend outward to accommodate flexible office spaces. The 40-foot clear, cross-dock facility features an elaborate conveyor and automated racking system.
Liberty at Middlesex achieved LEED Gold certification, with notable credits achieved for “innovation in design.”