Construction of a new logistics facility in Elgin officially begins
GoldCoast Logistics Group (GCLG), NAI Hiffman, PANCOR Construction & Development, Elgin Development Group, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, Elgin City Council and GCLG announced the grand opening of GCLG’s new, state-of-the-art, $ 15 million, 61,888 square foot head office in Elgin , Ill. , located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The facility, which will include a 38,000-square-foot warehouse and 23,000-square-foot office with driver dormitories, is part of the burgeoning I-90 Northwest submarket, which has added nearly 1.5 million feet. squares of new industrial deliveries in 2020 – a 10-year high.
Driven by the boom in e-commerce, GCLG has grown from 250 employees and one site in 2018 to 700 employees in Elgin, Florida and Arizona, and its fleet of trucks has more than quadrupled. The company plans to employ 900 people and achieve sales of $ 200 million by the end of 2021.
To accommodate GCLG’s growth and help the company attract and retain employees, architect PANCOR designed the seat with amenities and details not typically found in industrial estates. This includes an upscale office space with a three story glass curtain wall; roof terrace for working and socializing; two-story atrium with steel and glass staircase; four rest rooms; a cigar room; and a spa and workout area with dry and wet saunas, indoor and outdoor training areas, and a mid-size basketball court. For drivers who need overnight accommodation, there will be 26 dormitories with flexible space for recreation and relaxation. As an approved and licensed ancillary use of GCLG’s core business, this dormitory is among the first of its kind.
Construction is expected to be completed in December 2021.