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Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Historic Columbus Castings Redevelopment in Columbus Ohio

Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Historic Columbus Castings Redevelopment in Columbus Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on Castings Commerce Park, a three-building speculative industrial park developed on the site of the historic former Columbus Castings steel foundry. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the buildings, together offering approximately 862,000 square feet of distribution space and capacity for 171 loading positions.

At one time the largest steel foundry in North America, the 71-acre site was redeveloped by its new owner, Stonemont Financial. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Stonemont is a private real estate investment firm managing diversified strategies on behalf of public and private institutions and private capital clients alike.

“Stonemont had a clear vision for redeveloping the historic site, which had been vacant for quite a while,” said Jason Jordan, Regional Director for Ware Malcomb. “We partnered to design highly flexible spaces that should help bring plenty of jobs to the local South Side Columbus community.” 

The new park is designed for a wide array of uses, from logistics to manufacturing. Ware Malcomb’s design direction included programming office uses in each of the buildings to demonstrate the flexibility of the space. Encompassing 599,040, 148,720 and 114,400 square feet respectively, the three buildings were designed with load bearing, insulated precast concrete panels on an interior steel column and joist frame. Speculative office spaces within the buildings each include private office open cubicle spaces, as well as break / kitchenette areas.  

General contracting services for the project were provided by Alston Construction.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, multifamily, retail, and public/institutional projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com.